If you have watched international models turn to Bollywood, here’s more. It seems international cricketers are showing interest in the Indian Film Industry too. Sources reveal that Australian cricketer Shaun Tait has been approached by UTV Motion Pictures for thier upcoming venture, Kai Po Che!
The film which is based on Cricket seems to be casting real cricketers than reel ones. Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra became a part of Kai Po Che! when he was approached by UTV to coach Sushant Singh Rajput for his role in the movie. “Ashish suggested Shaun’s name when the makers were brainstorming on who to cast for the part. But unlike Ashish, Shaun will actually play a prominent role in the film. UTV is in final talks with Shaun, who has shown interest in the film.”
Manish Hariprasad, creative director, studios, Disney-UTV, confirms the news saying, “Abhishek Kapoor (director) wanted a well-known international fast bowler for the climax. And Abhishek’s good friend Ashish put us in touch with Shaun. We’re in discussions with him, and hope to have him on board soon.”
However, Shaun will only do the film if his shooting schedule doesn’t clash with his commitments towards the Australian team. “Cricket will always come first for him. He liked the script and wants to do the film, but he will only give them a go-ahead if his timings work out,” says the source. UTV is working on the shooting schedule accordingly. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel, The 3 Mistakes of My Life.