Hurman Baweja was shooting in New Delhi for Boney Kapoor-Anees Bazmi"s It"s My Life on Tuesday morning when he heard about the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan. After having shot with them for Victory, Hurman couldn"t shoot until he heard from them.
Finally an sms arrived from test cricketer Farveez Mahroof saying, “We"re all well. Don"t worry. Thanks for asking."
Sighs Hurman, “That was when I breathed easily. When I heard what had happened in Pakistan my heart went straight to my mouth. These Sri Lankan guys are my friends. I had bonded bigtime with them for Victory. We played, ate and fooled around together. We even had a Sri Lankan premiere. Not only had I played cricket with them I had also done scenes with Ajantha Mendis and Kumar Sangakkara. In fact Sanga is a special friend."
Hurman has kept in touch with his Sri Lankan pals from the cricket world after the film. “All kinds of concflicting reports kept coming from Pakistan. When I heard some of them were injured I just couldn"t believe this was happening."
Mahroof"s message pacified Hurman. “Thank God they"re well. But what I want to know is, what is happening in Pakistan? The country is isolating itself from the rest of the world. At this rate they"ll end being another Afghanistan. Shame on them for attacking sportspersons."