Kochi | Former India pacer S Sreesanth, who is now under life-ban from cricket by the BCCI, is all set to switch over his career to celluloid world from the world of cricket by playing the role of a hero in a big budget movie to be made simultaneously in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil.
Informing his entry to the South Indian Film world, the Kerala lad, Sreesanth, who was exonerated by a Delhi court in IPL fixing scam and waiting a nod from the BCCI to lift the life ban from cricket, said his first movie would go on floors in September and is planning to complete its work in six months.
Renowned filmmaker Sana Yadireddy, who directed the movie said during the press meet that the story of the film would be about a cricketer and would be dubbed in 14 Indian languages.
Sreesanth, who is playing a negative role in Pooja Bhatt?s movie “Cabaret”, said “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.”
Expressing confidence in Sreesanth, Mr Reddy said that Sreesanth was not only a good cricketer but was also superb dancer and actor. I have seen him performing at any 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 back drop of cricket and has a very good love story in it.”
When pointed about the BCCI?s decision that they were still sticking with the ban against him, he said “I will wait, till the apex cricket body in the country takes a favorable decision.”
Govt would take steps to revoke BCCI ban on Sreesanth: Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said that the state government would take steps to revoke BCCI’s ban on Sreesanth after a Delhi court absolved him of all charges related to spot fixing scam.
Talking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting here, Chandy said Sreesanth should be reappointed as the brand ambassador of state Lottery ‘Karunya’ if he wanted it. Finance Department has to take a decision on the matter. I personally think that if Sreesanth wants to come back as brand ambassador of the state lottery, he should be reappointed, Chandy said.
Sreesanth was removed as the brand ambassador after the scam broke out in 2013. Sreesanth is a proud of Kerala. Allegations against him pained not only his family members but all the sports loving people of the state, Chandy said. Government would also take steps to revoke BCCI ban, he added.
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