Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, who is making his
cinematic debut in upcoming Kannada-Telugu bilingual
Sachin...Tendulkar Alla, will be essaying an important
role of a coach, says its director S Mohan.
"Prasad's role is very important in the film. We haven't roped
him in to capitalize on his popularity, but because of the story.
The story revolves around an autistic boy who aspires to become
Sachin Tendulkar. Venkatesh plays his coach in the film," Mohan
"Since the story revolves around cricket, I thought having real
cricketers would make it even more authentic," he added. Child
actor Snehith will play the role of the autistic boy, while actress
Sushasini Maniratnam will be seen in the role of his mother.
"We have already started shooting with Prasad. His camraderie
with the boy will be one of the highlights of the film," said
Mohan. Medium fast bowler Prasad represented India in 33 tests and
161 one-day matches in his seven-year long career. Along with
Venkatesh Prasad, Mysore Express Javagal Srinath is also playing
an important role in the film. Rajesh Ramnath has composed the
music for the movie, which is produced by BN Gangadhar. The crew
has started the shooting of the movie from February 10.