His first movie, Zanjeer, has just been released where he plays the negative role of a bad cop. “I have left cricket behind,” he told HT. “I acted immaturely then but learned the hard way as it cost my cricket career.
But I want to move ahead, show love to all those I caused pain and urge them to watch my movies.”Son of a farmer in the capital’s Fatehpur Beri village, he had met the film director at a festival game two years ago. “I wasn’t getting anywhere in cricket, so I had to think of something else to make a living. This clicked, and now I have another movie offer. Luckily, I have my elder brother, Pradeep who stood by me and guided me.”