Boxer-turned-actress Ritika Singh wants to balance both her training in boxing as well as acting in films. (Read more boxing stories here)
Ritika, a national-level kick boxer, is well-versed with mixed martial arts and karate. Now she is making her debut in Hindi films with actor R Madhavan in "Saala Khadoos".
"I would love to do films as it is a different experience. I am open to do all kind of films. I want to try something else as I can't do action. I have got beaten up and beat up people. I will continue to train whenever I have fights. I have a knee injury... hope it gets well soon," Ritika said.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is co-producing the film, which releases on January 29. "It was a dream come true as in my first film I have Rajkumar Hirani as the producer and Madhavan as my co-star. Who can get a better role than this?" Ritika said.
When asked her about facing competition in the industry, she said, "I am not an insecure person. Thanks to my training in martial arts I have it in me to appreciate good work, say wow and say 'You deserve it'."
Ritika shared she is inspired by American mixed martial artist-actress Ronda Rousey.
"I am inspired by Ronda Rousey. She is a fighter and a superstar who is doing films. She is focused and dedicated. I want to be like like her as a person."
Actress Priyanka Chopra played boxer Mary Kom in the film titled "Mary Kom" and Ritika is all praise for her.
"Priyanka is my favourite actress and I like her a lot. She is in Hollywood and I admire her. She did a great job in 'Mary Kom'. I don't think any other actress could have done it," Ritika said.