Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif has been dropped from the
Malayalam film Mazhavillilinattamvare after the
match-fixing controversy hit him hard.
Asif was supposed to play a Pakistani cricketer, who comes to
Kerala for a coaching camp. He was signed for the film a couple of
months ago, but now, director Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri has
decided to drop him after the shocking news of match mixing
Namboodiri said that the cricketer was supposed to start
shooting for the film next month but dropped following the recent
allegations against him. Now, he has started looking for his
replacement. He revealed that he has two or three Pakistani
cricketers in mind for the role.
Asif, one of the top Pakistani fast bowlers, is in trouble
following match-fixing allegations against him and his team-mates
Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Kamran Akmal.