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Forget the life ban, S Sreesanth will be Tamil film hero now

The latest cricketer to turn actor is S Sreesanth, who is soon going to be seen in a big budget Southern film.

regional movies Updated: Aug 06, 2015 10:26 IST
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Former India cricketer S Sreesanth leaves Patiala House Court after he, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were exonerated of spot fixing charges in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case on Saturday, July 25, 2015. (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo)

The latest cricketer to turn actor is S Sreesanth, who is soon going to be seen in a big budget Southern film. The film will be made simultaneously in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil. The movie, to be directed by renowned filmmaker Sana Yadireddy, tells a spicy story of a cricketer and IPL.

"The film will go on floors in September and we are planning to wrap it up in six months," Yadireddy said here announcing the details of the film. The film will be dubbed into 14 Indian languages, he said.

Sreesanth, who is playing a negative role in Pooja Bhatt's bollywood film Cabaret, said he decided to accept roles in movies as he wanted to "explore another side of life". "This is my debut film in South and I am going to work with a big filmmaker like Sana Yadireddy. I can't ask for more. I am looking forward for a good acting career in South," Sreesanth said.

Yadireddy said Sreesanth is not only a good cricketer, but he is a superb dancer and actor. "I have seen him performing at many events and always wanted to work with him. When we narrated the story, he liked it very much and gave his nod immediately. The film will be in the backdrop of cricket and has a very good love story in it," he said.

When asked about the BCCI still sticking on its decision to ban him from playing cricket, Sreesanth said, "I will wait" till the apex cricket body in the country takes a favourable decision.

The cricketer was discharged in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case by a Delhi Court last month. Sreesanth said primarily he is a cricketer and he wanted to restart his cricket career from the scratch once BCCI lift ban imposed on him.

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First Published: Aug 05, 2015 18:19 IST