Anil Kapoor’s interaction with a centenarian marathoner in London


Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor who is busy shooting for his upcoming wedding comedy, Mubarakan in a London Gurudwara came across a 105-year-old marathoner, Fauja Singh. The actor met the British-Sikh centenarian, a marathon runner who is a world record holder in his age bracket. The duo caught up in an endless conversation for a couple of hours in between shoot. Kapoor who is a fitness freak bonded well with the marathoner.

The actor spoke to Singh on how he stayed so positive and happy, while the marathoner shared his views on running. Singh, who is also known as Turbaned Tornado, complimented Kapoor on his Sardar look for his character in the film directed by Anees Bazmee. Says Kapoor, “While shooting at the Gurudwara, I was pleasantly surprised to meet Mr. Fauja Singh. He is a true delight to talk to and his story is an inspiration for all of us. I’m completely infected by his energy and charm.” When quizzed about the fitness tips the duo exchanged, he says, “It’s amazing to see how a man his age has discovered an elusive fountain of youth.”

Singh, also holds UK records for the 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, a mile and 3000 m for his age group, all set within a single 94-minute period.


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To introduce myself, I am a journalist, blogger and have also taught Political and Sports Journalism in the Future Media School in Kolkata. I am currently working with Sports News Crunch as a Consulting Editor and as a Guest Faculty at the Techno India University. Over all, I have around 15 years of experience as a journalist having worked with esteemed publications like Hindustan Times, Business Standard, The Pioneer and others. You can contact me at Diganta Guha
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