WATCH: Leander Paes in Rajdhani Express

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Dec 29, 2012 13:02 IST

A file photo of tennis player Leander Paes in New Delhi. Paes and his Canadian partner, Daniel Nestor, advanced to the second round of Wimbledon after winning their first round match against Viktor Troicki and Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-4, 7-5, on July 1, 2015. (Reuters Photo)

Tennis player Leander Paes, who makes his Bollywood debut as an actor with Rajdhani Express, says he is here to play a long innings.

"India is ready for multi-talented people. I believe that, as an individual, my passion for being an actor, my passion for films, goes very deep. I am not here to do just one or two movies, I am here for the long run," the 39-year-old said here in an interview.

"I am here on my journey as an actor to see how well I can do and how well I can entertain my fans away from the court of things," Paes said.

He asserted he is not here "to be a celebrity, I have already got that from my tennis".

Directed by Ashok Kohli, Rajdhani Express also stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Sayali Bhagat and hits theatres Jan 4.


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