Ex Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is all set to make his Tamil debut as a hero in an upcoming multilingual flick. The film will be directed by Sana Yadireddy and is said to be a high budget entertainer.
The yet to be titled movie will be based on a cricketer's life and Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a report. It is also said that it will house an impressive love story between Sreesanth and the movie's female lead.
Being shot simultaneously in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu, Sreesanth's first South Indian film will reportedly be dubbed into 14 other Indian languages for wider reach as the controversial cricketer is known throughout our country.
Announcing the project officially, director Yadireddy has said that the movie will go on floors from September with an aim of wrapping it up within six months. Information pertaining to other cast and crew is awaited.
"Sreesanth is a good dancer and actor. I have seen his performance in various shows and wanted to work with him. He liked the script the very moment it was narrated to him and agreed to be a part of the project", the director has said.
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Spicy Story Of A Cricketer
The director has said the movie will showcase the spicy story of a cricketer. With this particular revelation, it is to be seen if the film will depict Sreesanth as himself since his personal life and cricketing career were spicy enough to keep anyone interested.
The cricketer turned actor has said that he chose to star in movies just to explore the other side of his life. "This is my debut film in South and I am looking forward for a good acting career in South", he has said.
The Film Might Star Harbhajan Singh
Speculations are rife that the movie might star Harbhajan Singh in a cameo. Considering the on-field drama constructed by Sreesanth and Harbhajan, it would indeed be difficult for them to recreate similar type of magic on-screen.
Sreesanth Is A Villain In Hindi
The allegedly tainted cricketer is already working on a Hindi film in which he is playing a baddie. Looks like the Keralite is already experimenting with his roles which would make any established actor proud.
Sreesanth Wants To Play Again
Though it might look like he is concentrating more on his acting career at the moment, the right-handed bowler has said he wants to play in the next World cup. But BCCI is yet to lift the ban foisted on him.
Will The Movie Attain Box Office Success?
Will the movie attain box office success? The answer is a resounding yes, simply because sports based movies generally works at the box office. Add to that Sreesanth, his controversies and more drama in the form of screenplay, the movie should be a blockbuster hit.