Jimmy Shergill has a soft corner for sports

Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Jimmy Shergill, who has paved a way for himself in showbiz with his acting caliber, says sports like soccer, hockey and cricket have a special place in his heart, adding that he always wanted to learn boxing.

“I’m from an army school and participation in sports was compulsory for us. I’ve played soccer, hockey, cricket and a lot of other sports, I also make it a point to carry a bat and ball during my outdoor shoots. I’ve hurt myself a lot of times in the boxing ring, but didn’t get a chance to pursue it a lot,” Jimmy said in a statement.
The actor, who balances his career in Bollywood and in Punjabi movies, was on a TV show “Mission Sapne” when opened up about the dreams he had before he entered filmdom.
For an episode of the show, which is aired on Colors, Jimmy turned into a ‘halwai’ to support an aspiring boxer named Rishu.
While Rishu was delighted to hear about Jimmy’s support for her, she discussed her passion for boxing, with him.
In turn, Jimmy shared that he’s an ardent sports lover, with a special love for boxing. He even asked for Rishu’s guidance, and gifted her a boxing kit.
The actor, who has featured in films like “Mohabbatein”, “Yahaan”, “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”, “Tanu Weds Manu” and “A Wednesday”, shared that the concept of the TV show “touched upon his life in a very special way”.
“It has not only made me value life but has added value to my life as well. I had an amazing experience while helping Rishu and hope my contribution will make a difference in her life,” he said.
The episode will be aired on Sunday.