Shaz Khan gets martial arts training from MMA champion Rafael Cordeiro for his next film
Parwaaz Hai Junoon star Shaz Khan is deep in preparation for his next film The Martial Artist.
The actor has been training in the martial arts and is being coached by none other than MMA champion Rafael Cordeiro.
After a 13-year fighting career in Brazil, Cordeiro quickly acquired a reputation for being one of the best MMA coaches in the world. He has trained 13 world champions and trains fighters from UFC, Bellator, Glory Kickboxing and many other international shows.
According to publicity reports, Khan is being trained in boxing, jujitsu and Muay Thai.
In an Instagram post, Shaz said he hoped to "humanize the fighters and the often misunderstood sport, which is a true combination of science and art." He added that the fighters are "humble with an insatiable appetite to grow" and have "hearts as big as their will".
In an earlier interview, Shaz said he plays "a desi martial artist who fights in California... and eventually ends up coming back to Pakistan." This is the first feature film script that he has written and is based on his earlier short film Say It Ain't So.
He added, "It's a spiritual story but disguised as a martial artist's story."
The release date of the film is yet to be announced.