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Anil Kumble in <i>Meerabai Not Out</i>

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    Courtesy: IndiaFM
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006
    Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble will attest his acting skills on screen with a debut in yet another cricket-based flick Meerabai Not Out.

    Produced by Pritish Nandy's PNC (Pritish Nandy Communications) and directed by award winning Marathi director Chandrakant Kulkarni, the movie also stars Mandira Bedi in the lead along with Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar and Eijaz Khan. Mandira's husband Raj Kaushal, who has earlier directed Anthony Kaun Hai, will be the line producer.

    Mandira seems to fit the bill perfectly, as she is well acquainted with the game. She shot to fame due to Sony Entertainment Television's cricket show Extraaa Innings during the last World Cup. She will be a part of next year's Cricket World Cup as well. A source said that Kumble is going to do a cameo in the film. The team is hoping to release the movie before the World Cup starts. Meerabai Not Out is all about cricket and the story revolves around an avid cricket fan as well as Mandira.

    In the recent past, Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja and Vinod Kambli have tried their hand at acting. Let us wait and watch if Kumble can get under the skin of his character.

    Meerabai Not Out will go on the floors by the end of December 2006 in Mumbai.

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