S Sreesanth is going to mark his debut in the South-Indian film industry by acting in a Tamil film. He will become the newest cricketer to turn into an actor. The upcoming venture is a multilingual film, which will have three versions – Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. Directed by Sana Yadireddy, Sreesanth’s debut film’s plot will revolve around an interesting story of a cricketer and IPL.
Yadireddy revealed some facts regarding the film. He said that its shooting will start in the month of September 2015 and it is to dubbed in around fourteen native languages of India.
Sreesanth is currently busy essaying an antagonist in the forthcoming film ‘Cabaret‘ directed by Pooja Bhatt, the daughter of ace filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. ‘Cabaret’ is slated to release next year.
The cricketer justified his reason for working in films by saying that he wanted to go through the other phases of his life. He also said that he is expected to get the offer to work with an eminent director, Sana Yadireddy, and as of now, doesn’t need more than this. He dreams of having a good acting career in the film industry of South-India.
The director appreciated the cricketer by saying that he is a combo of a good cricket player as well a good actor. Moreover, Yadireddy said that he always desired to rope him in for a long time as he found Sreesanth acting good at a number of events already. According to the director, Sreesanth liked the script based on cricket and a love-story and he agreed right after listening to the story.
When Sreesanth was asked about the ban imposed by BCCI on him to let him play cricket in the future, then he said that he is ready to wait until the right decision is made by the Board.
He was accused of being involved in a spot-fixing case of Indian Premier League 2013 season, but he was released by the Delhi Court last month from the case. Sreesanth exclaimed that firstly he is a cricket player and want to play again as soon as the Board of Control for Cricket in India uplifts the ban.