MUMBAI: Making films based on the life of cricketers is fast gaining ground in India. While Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s Ferrari Ki Sawaari is said to be based on Sachin Tendulkar, two noted film producers of Pakistan are in the process of making a film on the country’s flamboyant cricketer Shahid Afridi titled Main Hun Shahid Afridi.
Main Hun Shahid Afridi, to be made by Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib entails the struggles and achievements of a simple boy who made it big in cricket through sheer determination and hard work.
Directed by Osman Ali Raza, the film will also star Saeed himself.
The film has been shot at popular stadiums in Karachi and Sialkot with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) being actively supportive. More than 50 per cent of the film has been completed, according to the producers.
The film’s lead role is being played by a 19-year-old Noman Habib, who himself is an aspiring cricketer. Afridi, however, would not be making an appearance in the film.
Earlier, UK-based filmmaker Faisal Aman Khan made a film on the life of cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.
Afridi, 32, has played 27 Tests, 334 one day internationals and 46 twenty20 internationals for the Pakistani team.