Sachin Tendulkar to embrace Bollywood

MUMBAI: The switching over from the gentleman’s game of cricket to Bollywood, which started with Salim Durrani teaming up with Praveen Babi in Charitra in the seventies, got a new boost. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is set to make his Bollywood debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s Ferrari Ki Sawari.

The story of the film revolves around a boy who is inspired by a cricket legend‘s Ferrari to play at the Lord‘s cricket ground.

The film, to be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, will have Tendulkar act alongside Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani. The script is being jointly written by Chopra and Mapuskar while the dialogues will be written by Raj Kumar Hirani.

It must be noted that Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer who owns a Ferarri.

Many other cricketers like Vinod Kambli, Ajay Jadeja, Salil Ankola, Sunil Gavaskar and Sandeep Patil tried their luck in films but achieved minimal success.

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