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Sachin Tendulkar watches Do Dooni Chaar

Sachin Tendulkar
After scoring his 49th century last week Sachin Tendulkar made a call to his buddy filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra with a request. Sachin and his wife wanted to watch the recently released comedy Do Dooni Chaar staring Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh together after 30 years.

Sachin was not familiar with the makers of the film, thus revealed his wish to Chopra, about watching Do Dooni Chaar. To the surprise Vinod Chopra also loved the small budget film about a mathematics professor in Delhi trying to buy a car for his family. Chopra immediately got in touch with the makers of the film and arranged for a special screening. Sachin Tendulkar, his wife and their close friends watched Do Dooni Chaar at the Ketnav dubbing studio in Bandra recently.

Says the film's director Habib Faizal, "Sachin did express a wish to relax by seeing my film after his triumph last week Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a good friend of Tendulkar's. And luckily for us, Vinod too loved Do Dooni Chaar. Sachin Tendulkar seemed to really connect to the film. It could be because Sachin himself has come up the hard way. And though today he is a super-icon he knows the middle class milieu of my film. I think he remains a man rooted to basics."

A Marathi by birth Sachin seemed to enjoy the Punjabi milieu and jokes in Do Dooni Chaar. Says Habib, "After the match at Bangalore where Sachin scored his 49th century he expressed a wish to watch Do Dooni Chaar. I think he's a fan of Rishi Kapoor and Neetuji. Unfortunately, they couldn't attend the screening at Ketnav."

Though cricket and Bollywood go hand in hand, cricket's biggest icon Sachin Tendulkar, a self-confessed movie buff, hardly gets time to watch movies. Recently, he turned down Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Ferrari Ki Sawari. But after watching Do Dooni Chaar, he has expressed a desire to work with Habib Faizal.

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