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Abhinav Bindra gunning for Bollywood?

Olympic gold medallist, shooter Abhinav Bindra, recently elbowed out competitors including MS Dhoni, Vijender Singh, Saina Nehwal and Pankaj Advani to be voted India Youth Icon for Sports, decided through a nation-wide poll last week.

entertainment Updated: Sep 28, 2009 19:34 IST
Nikhil Taneja

Olympic gold medallist, shooter Abhinav Bindra, recently elbowed out competitors including MS Dhoni, Vijender Singh, Saina Nehwal and Pankaj Advani to be voted India Youth Icon for Sports, decided through a nation-wide poll last week.

Talking about the honour, Bindra says, “It’s about inspiring the young generation to be worthwhile and contribute to society. And I guess I have been able to inspire a few people in some way.”

In light of the rumours that Pankaj Advani has signed on to act in a Bollywood movie based on his life, will he ever consider something similar? “At this point of time in my life, I haven’t thought along those lines. But yes, if
someone finds me deserving to make a movie based on my life, I may consider acting in it if the script does justice to my sport,” he answers. That said, he confesses he’s not a hardcore Bollywood buff. “The last movie I watched was Love Aaj Kal. It was strictly okay,” he says with a shrug.

About the cancellation of the Shooting World Cup, he says, “Statistically, it’s not such a big blow. However, as the host country, it’d have been wonderful for our morale to conduct a successful championship before the Commonwealth Games.”