West Indies Cricket ODI Captain and one of the biggest sporting stars to emerge from the Caribbean in recent times, Dwayne Bravo spent his 30th birthday on Monday (October 7) by taking part in the shoots of Tamil movie Ula.
Prior to the shoots, Dwayne Bravo tweeted, "Getting ready to start filming for the day, great way to spend my birthday, thanks India! Lights, camera, action time! Chennai's newest film star."
Bravo, with two singles already released in collaboration with Grammy-award winning superstar Beenie Man, has featured in a specially created song and dance sequence for the much anticipated Tamil movie, Ula. It has Rajan Madhav and is produced by LV Srikanth Lakshman for Dreambridge Productions. This is Bravo's first film role and he feels that his debut will be in an Indian movie.
Bravo is very popular figure in Chennai as he is a key player of home team Chennai Super Kings. Apart from good player, he is also known for his dancing skills. "India is like my second home now, so I was thrilled when my agent presented the opportunity to me and more so, when she mentioned it was going to be filmed in Chennai, a city to which I obviously have a deep affiliation as a member of the IPL team, Chennai Superkings," Bravo said at a press conference.
He said, "I love the people of Chennai and the people of India, and I am relishing the opportunity to work with a talented and highly respected cast and crew in my first film."
Bravo wrote, "Visiting an orphanage in Chennai today to give something back to these lovely children on my Bday, really humbled me."
"It was totally unplanned that filming happened to fall on his 30th birthday, but it is a very special way for him to celebrate reaching this milestone and is a testament to all that he has achieved, and continues to achieve" Bravo's representative, Emma Everett said.
He claims, "It is something I do on my birthday each year. I have been very fortunate in my life, and I try to give back as much as I can to others who are less fortunate."