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Is Aishwarya Rajessh taking cricket lessons from coach Dav Whatmore for Kanaa? See pic

Former Australian cricketer and coach Dav Whatmore shared a picture of him with Aishwarya Rajessh on Instagram and wished her luck for her role as a woman cricketer.

regional movies Updated: May 25, 2018 11:04 IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Kanaa, a Sivakarthikeyan production, stars Aishwarya Rajessh and Sathyaraj as the lead cast.(Twitter)

Best known for playing a mother of two slum kids in National award-winning film Kaaka Muttai, actor Aishwarya Rajessh is all set to play a cricketer in Sivakarthikeyan’s maiden production, Kanaa, a cricket-based drama, centred on a father-daughter relationship. Having begun shooting for the film, which is being directed by lyricist-turned-filmmaker Arunraja Kamaraj, Aishwarya is said to be taking cricket lessons for her role.

Former Australian cricketer and coach Dav Whatmore shared a picture of Aishwarya on his Instagram picture and wished her good luck for her film. We wonder how the two met and if she took or is taking cricket lessons from the former Aussie player. Posting the picture, he wrote, “Sth Indian actress Ashy, good luck in your next role as a women’s cricketer. Will be watching”. In the picture, we see a group of youngsters in the background in what appears to be a cricket ground.

On bagging the role, Aishwarya had told Times of India: “The film is based on women’s cricket and I play a cricketer, who hails from a small town. How she makes her mark and realizes her dream form the crux.”

The actor is thrilled about playing a cricketer. “It is not easy to play this game despite knowing the basics. I have already begun training for it. Also, to be honest, I had never watched women’s cricket before signing this film, but now, I have started following it. I love the body language of the women cricketers and the attitude with which they carry themselves. It’s an honour to play a woman cricketer on screen,” she says, adding, “This one’s close to my heart and I have been working sincerely on the project. The film is sure to reach pan-Indian audiences.”

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First Published: May 25, 2018 11:00 IST