September 28, 2010 04:51:02 PM IST A S Mitra, Bollywood Trade News Network
Ex-cricketer Salim Durrani started this practice of cricketers taking a liking to Bollywood in the seventies when he teamed up with Praveen Babi in CHARITRA.
The practice got a boost when news broke out that master blaster Sachin Tendulkar will make his Bollywood debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra's FERRARI KI SAWARI.
The story of the film revolves around a boy who is inspired by a cricket legend's Ferrari to play at the Lords cricket ground.
The film to be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar will have Tendulkar act alongside Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani. The script is being jointly written by Chopra and Mapuskar while the dialogues will be written by Rajkumar Hirani.
It must be noted that Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer who owns a Ferarri.
Tendulkar is the sixth cricketer after Vinod Kambli, Ajay Jadeja, Salil Ankola, Sunil Gavaskar and Sandeep Patil to try his luck in Hindi filmdom.