After a spoiled career in cricket, Sreesanth is trying his luck in Bollywood. The cricketer who was caught in match fixing sometime back is presently competing in a dance reality show. It is also reported that Sreesanth will be seen in a Bollywood movie soon. Sreesanth will be seen in the remake of a hit Malyalam movie.
Like Bollywood, cricket is also a priced obsession in India. You either watch it for Sachin or just watch to entertain yourself, cricket like Bollywood movies has become an integral part of our lives. There are some Indian cricketers who tried their luck in Bollywood.
For example, we have seen the popular Sunil Gavaskar hitting sixes and fours on the field. However, the legendary sportsman has also tried his luck on silver screen, but failed. Sunil started his acting career with Marathi film, Salvi Premachi which was not appreciated. Later we saw him in Hindi movie, Malamaal which too flopped. Later Sunil tried his luck in singing. He sang a song in a Marathi film which was appreciated. However, after many failed attempts, Sunil went back to his field and is now one of the most popular commentators in the field of cricket.
Apart from Sunil, other cricketers like Vinod Kambli, Salil Ankola, Ajay Jadeja and many others have tried to show their acting skills but flopped miserably. Take a look...
Cricketers Who Tried Their Luck In Bollywood But Flopped:
Vinod who made his entry with Master Blaster Sachin tried his luck in Bollywood as well. He as seen in Anarth in 2002 which flopped. Vinod did not appear on silver screen post the debacle of his debut.
After a failed cricket career, Salil tried his hands in acting. He was seen in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne which flopped at the box office.
Ajay tried to make best use of his good looks on the silver screen.
In 1973, the Indian cricketer appeared in Charitra.
Dinesh Karthik and Harbhajan
Harman Baweja starrer Victory had many cricketers from both Indian and Australian team.
Kapil too came as himself in cricket based movies like Stumped, Iqbal, Aryan and Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii.
Men In Blue
In the comedy movie, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, we saw a cameo of some of the Indian cricketers at the stadium. We saw Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Parthiv Patel, Kapil Dev, Mohd, Kaif, Ashish Nehra to name a few.
The son of legendary cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi also made his Bollywood debut in Faltu but failed to get any recognition.