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Music, movies, food: Brett likes it Indian

Former Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee’s creative side has always made news, even when he was making records on the cricket field. The ex-crickter is now set for the release of his debut film, in an upcoming Indo-Australian project, alongside actor Tannistha Chatterjee.

cricket Updated: Jul 22, 2015 10:41 IST
Arundhati Chatterjee
Brett Lee

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Former Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee’s creative side has always made news, even when he was making records on the cricket field. The ex-crickter is now set for the release of his debut film, in an upcoming Indo-Australian project, alongside actor Tannistha Chatterjee. Ask him about the experience and he says, “I am honoured to be part of the film. It was an enjoyable experience. But the most exciting bit was shooting for the Holi scene in the film. This was the first time I celebrated the Indian festival of colours. I loved it.”

The 38-year-old cricketer who is also a singer shares a close connection with India, and has also started his music foundation, Mewsic, here in 2011. The non-profitable venture aims to provide children with easy access to musical instruments and tuitions, and has six centers in India already. “We are looking forward to finding new ways of trying to use music as a powerful tool to empower underprivileged children in India,” he says.

So is he accustomed to the spicy food palate of the country? “I love Indian food, especially butter chicken. After a long day’s work, beer and butter chicken make for a good combo,” he says.