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‘Kung Fu has its origin in India’

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Tiger Shroff with costar Shraddha

Even though Kung Fu is almost always associated with China, it is said that this martial art originated in India

Tiger Shroff with costar Shraddha
Tiger Shroff with costar Shraddha

The young Bollywood heartthrob, Tiger Shroff, whose recently launched trailer of producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Baaghi’ gives viewers a closer look at his high octane action scenes, ┬áreveals how it was founded by an Indian Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma.

The expert taught this martial art form and took it forward after he travelled to China. That’s how it become synonymous with that country. Apparently, Bodhidharma is also referred to as the ‘Father of Kung Fu’ in several temples of Shaolin.

Tiger, whose ‘Baaghi’ directed by Sabbir Khan, releases on April 29, said to The Times of India, “Though there are conflicting opinions on whether it actually originated from the teachings of an Indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, who arrived in China in the 6th century, one thing is certain, he definitely brought a form of martial arts with him, most likely Kalaripayattu. He transformed the newly-formed Shaolin temple and the Buddhist monks settled there, dedicating themselves to Kung Fu and becoming a warrior elite whose fame spread throughout China and later, all over the world.”