Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest cricketer ever and surely the most loved cricketer in India, will play himself in biopic. Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket after scoring 100 international hundreds, is reportedly set to play himself in a biopic that will hit 2,000 screens across the world in the near future.
According to a report published by The Times of India, a Mumbai-based production company 200 Not Out has acquired the rights to make the film for World Sports Group (WSG).
“It has roped in James Erskine, a London-based award-winning writer, director and producer, to direct the film. WSG manages Tendulkar’s brand and commercial interests across the world. The work on the movie started a year ago and is presently being shot in real-time. Many personalities across the world are also contributing to it,” the report states.
While many would say, there is hardly anything that his fans don’t know about him, specially after his autobiography, the film promises to show you aspects of his life no one has ever heard of. That bit might pique the audience’s interest, given that the only wildly exciting bit about his life has to do with how good he is at his sport.
Sachin Tendulkar is the most loved cricketer in India and everything his does becomes a sensation. This news will surely keep the huge army of his fans excited in anticipation of what the Little Master is going to offer with his biopic.
Since his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar has been doing everything he can do keep the bond with his fans intact. He did everything he could to promote his book and he is also very active on his social media accounts, these days.
Although, Sachin Tendulkar faced the camera all his life while batting, this job isn’t going to be easy, as he is no charismatic Virat Kohli in front of the camera, neither has he experimented much with looks and characters like a Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
While his fans will be excited for Sachin’s new innings, they would also be hoping that Tendulkar’s acting career takes off to a flying start and doesn’t revive memories of Ajay Jadeja and Vinod Kambli.