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Excited for 'Yubi Lupki': Omung Kumar on directing sports drama again

Press Trust of India  |  Lonavala 

is excited about his forthcoming directorial venture "Yubi Lukpi", a film based on Manipuri sport of the same name that is similar to rugby.

The director, whose directorial debut was "Mary Kom", biopic on champion MC Mary Kom, said he looking forward to revisit the Northeast.

Set in Manipur, the film will centre on the local sport, which is played with coconuts.

"is a crazy thing, nobody knows about it and that is what is exciting. It is like, how do I make Indians aware that we also played rugby. is played by Manipuri people with the coconut. They believe it originated from there," Kumar said in an interview here.

Asked if he would cast some Manipuri actors in the film, the said, "We are open to cast whoever suits the part. It is not just about who the star or is (in the film) but about the whole package.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 12:55 IST