|Darjeeling born Dalai Lama's bodyguard, Dokpatsang, turns film hero|
The film is directed by Tenzing Phuljung, an award-winning Tibetan filmmaker living in India. Dokpatsang has multiple national identities. "I am a Tibetan. I was born in India (Darjeeling) and they call me Hindustani.I have a US citizenship and I represented Nepal in SAF Games on the insistence of the then prince of Nepal who was my friend. But my life's mission is to inspire the Tibetan youth. The Dalai Lama has advised me to help youngsters with my expertise and I do everything possible in that direction."
Dokpatsang is the first Asian to win the Mr New York bodybuilding competition."When I visited the venue for the first time, they told me no Asian can have a body like those who were competing.It inspired me to take up bodybuilding and fitness training," recalls Dokpatsang.
Dokpatsang is not too keen on a career only in films. "My son was born when I was offered the villain's role in KKrish 3. I could not accept the film because of that. I am very selective in doing films. There are so many other things to do. The foremost is to inspire young Tibetans and Indians."