Sreesanth offered film alongside Mamooty
Though the quickie has not so far consented to the project, it will not require any major homework as he would be playing the role of a cricketer, says the director of the film.Updated: Sep 29, 2007 15:01 IST
His on-field antics have made S Sreesanth a hit with the fans and in an attempt to cash in on his massive popularity, a filmmaker down south has offered the flamboyant Indian pacer a movie alongside Malayalam megastar Mamooty.
The quickie has not consented to the project, but if he agrees Sreesanth will not have to do any major homework on his role as he would be playing a cricketer, director of the film Aashiq Abu told PTI in Kochi.
"I am waiting for Sreesanth's confirmation. The film is in the preliminary stages. I had met him after his return from South Africa. The story was also read to him," the debutante director said.
"I hope to start the shooting once I get confirmation from Sreesanth. I know he is very busy. Lots of cricket is coming after the current Future Cup one-day series against Australia," Abu, who is currently working as an assistant to renowned Malayalam film Director Kamal, added.
The work on the script is in the final stages, he revealed, adding that the dialogues in the film will be written by his friend Bipin Chandran.
Abu said Sreesanth's role would be more than just a cameo.
"It will not be a guest role, but certainly an important role, which will have its influence on the story," he asserted.
First Published: Sep 29, 2007 14:50 IST