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Angad gets tips from father

Actor-model preps to play for Mumbai Heroes in a cricket league, gets noted cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi to show him how tackle modern-day spinners.

entertainment Updated: May 28, 2011 15:24 IST
Prashant Singh

Surely, he isn’t FALTU for his cricket team, Mumbai Heroes. As actor Angad Bedi, son of legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi, toils hard on the cricket ground for matches in Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), he admits that his father’s tips are proving helpful. “My father and I always discuss cricket. I have the skills, but one needs to constantly hone it by practicing,” says Angad, adding, “He has told me how spinners, nowadays, need to bowl slowly. For example, Daniel Vettori bowls slowly because it’s not easy to whack them. When I go in to bat, I ask bowlers to start with really fast deliveries and then mix it up with slower balls,” he adds.

The Delhi-boy, who made his acting debut with this year’s surprise hit FALTU, says he has been practicing very hard everyday for CCL. “Switching from acting to cricket isn’t difficult, because I have represented Delhi in the under-19 category. Plus cricket is in my blood. I also feel good that I am playing for a noble cause,” says Angad, adding, “It’s a good break from films.” Although Salman Khan has been involved with Sohail’s Mumbai Heroes, Angad isn’t sure if the superstar will be play. “The captain, Suniel Shetty and the team management will take a call if Salman bhai is a part of the team,” he says. But he is confident about his role in the team’s composition.

Angad Bedi"I am the opening batsman of our team and expectations are really high from me," smiles Angad. After FALTU, he has been offered about five films. "I am still reading scripts and hope to make announcements very soon. But life has been good after FALTU. I am happy about the response the film got," he says.