He was a big hitter on the field, and is keeping the ball rolling in the commentary box and on his Twitter wall. Is former cricketer Virender Sehwag, too, going the biopic way like celebrated cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar?
“Let’s see. Shayad koi mujh par bhi paisa laga de. I hope someone, somewhere, someday will invest in my biopic also,” says Viru, who hasn’t seen Dhoni’s biopic as yet.
“My sons were very excited to see the film so they went for first day, first show. Since I was doing commentary on that day, I couldn’t make it. I’ll watch it soon and put something on Twitter and get everyone talking again,” he says. As for the film on Tendulkar, Sehwag says: “Not just me, everyone is looking forward to it. People want to know more about Sachin’s journey in cricket, his life and what he went through when not playing in the team.”
On whether films on a sportsperson’s life only talk about controversies and focus less on their professional achievements, Viru feels it’s the discretion of the player. “The script is read and approved by the cricketer, and one can choose to show only controversies or personal relationship with friends or wives or girlfriends. Tomorrow if a film is made on me, I will decide what I want to show to the public on big screen,” says Sehwag, who celebrated his 38th birthday on October 20.
“I don’t like to party. I like to spend time with family on my birthday,” Viru tells us, sharing a birthday memory close to his heart: “Till the day I didn’t play under-19 World Cup, nobody ever celebrated my birthday. And the moment I played for Indian team, my family got excited and ordered and cut a cake for me in front of 40-50 family members.”
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