The moral of this story: When a cricketer can be a Bollywood Star, why not you?
The Master Blaster is all set to blaze the silver screen with the yet to-be-titled movie, which will capture his cricket and personal life in great detail. Tendulkar, who has given his go-ahead to the production, will be contributing to it with his own inputs as well as acting, where he surprised everybody with his desire to learn, practice and his sheer determination to be a good actor!
The work on a movie in which Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar played himself started a year ago and is being shot in
It will trace his rise from humble beginnings in Mumbai to his recent retirement as the highest-scoring batsmen in history. He retired in November 2013 having made more than 30,000 runs in international matches, a hundred test match centuries, and appeared in more tests and one day internationals than any other player.
He is loved throughout India for providing the country with its best memories of sporting glories, not least the victories against Pakistan and the 2011 World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka.
“Someone had to capture these memories for the generations to come who will want to know what the Tendulkar-era was like”, explained Ravi Bhagchandka of the Mumbai-based production company "200 Not Out".
Cricket commentator Ayaz Menon said Tendulakar’s story is similar to that of Tiger Woods – a child prodigy who lived up to his early promise. “More interesting is his impact on the Indian psyche – he captured the imagination of a billion people, everyone watched him bat and when he was out they switched off”, he said.
He had been expected to follow in his father’s footsteps as a modest-income teacher, but his family encouraged him to focus on cricket from the age of ten. He stayed with relatives while he learned the game. “They didn’t know if he would make it, but they gambled and it paid off”, he added.
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