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Sports and sports films seem to be occupying a lot of our cinematic space. It therefore comes as no surprise to know that the sporty Harman Baweja is doing a cricket film, Victory directed by theatre and TV personality Ajit Pal, under the banner Victory Films International, the movie is being produced by Manmohan Shetty, whereas Ruby Singh of Studio 309 is the line producer.
Starring Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Dalip Tahil, the movie has guest appearances by over 30 international cricketers including swashbuckling middle-order Aussie mainstay Michael Hussey, pace spearhead Brett Lee and pacer Stuart Clark besides legends like Allan Border along with a few Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers like; Praveen Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, R.P. Singh, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Navjot Singh Siddhu, Sanath Jayasurya, and Dilhara Fernando in the long list.
Victory features Anupam Kher as Harman's father and Amrita Rao is the leading lady. The movie has just completed its shooting schedule in Mumbai and is about to start its five days shooting schedule at Firozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, where a cricket bowling scene will take place with Harman, Ishant, Munaf, Harbhajan and R.P. Singh.
Only after doing one film Harman has found an unlikely admirer in Brett Lee. "He is a fantastic fellow. We had good fun shooting for the film. Being a professional actor, Harman was of great help during the shoot," Lee said about his experience of working with Harman.
Hoping that after mixed results to his debut movie Love Story 2050, this new concept of cricketers and movie stars is going to be a real Victory for Harman's Career.