Although The Great Khali's World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) days expired way back in 2015, the fact that he represented India on such a grand stage for so long and even won the World Heavyweight Championship by eliminating stars like Batista and Kane in 2007, only adds to his success as an in-ring performer.
A byproduct of Khali's immense success with WWE was the number of movie deals the 'Punjabi Playboy' got to sign. We are talking about big-budget movies working alongside renowned actors like Steve Carell and Adam Sandler. What is even more amazing and praiseworthy is that fact that Khali even ended up doing a French film (which might even be the best one he has done till date).
Here are four international movies The Great Khali was a part of:1. Get Smart
Let's begin with the movie that gave Khali the most amount of on-screen time. In one of the greatest action-comedy films of all time, Khali played the role of Dalip, the Indian bodyguard of villain Seigfried (Terence Stamp), who is going through a tough divorce.
One of the biggest scenes of the movie involves Khali skydiving off a plane in pursuit of protagonist Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway).2. Longest Yard
In this mega-starrer, Khali plays the role of a convict named Turley spending his sentence in a maximum security prison. Motivated and coached by Paul 'Wrecking' Crewe (Adam Sandler), Turley decides to play from Crewe's team in an American football match against the prison guards.
Khali's funniest moment comes when Crewe admits to sabotaging the prisoners' game against the guards and Turley says: “I'm glad you're back, now I don't have to stab you.”
In the quest of saving America from a crazy terrorist who's somehow got his hands on a nuclear warhead, ex-special force MacGruber (Will Forte) forms an unusual team of extraordinary men.
Teaming up with the likes of Kane, Big Show and Mark Henry, The Great Khali plays the role of a car mechanic who is one of the members of Macgruber's special team.4. Sur La Piste Du Marsupilami
Based on the 1952 comic book character called Marsupilami, a mythical animal, the 2012 French film revolves around reporter Dan Geraldo (Alain Chabat) and his adventure to discover the creature.
Amidst his adventure, Geraldo, along with fellow traveller Pablito Camaron (Jamel Debbouze), gets into some trouble and is put in a small jail with Bolo (Khali) who gives them the beating of their life. What's the best part about the giant's character? His voice!