Sachin Tendulkar: Many People Feel Aamir Khan Is The Ideal Choice To Play Me On-Screen

Tendulkar is all set to bring his roller coaster life on the big screen with Sachin: A Billion Dreams. Recently, at a media meet, when the Master Blaster was asked if not him then who can play him most aptly on-screen, Sachin’s reply was all praise for Aamir Khan...

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Sachin Tendulkar: Many People Feel Aamir Khan Is The Ideal Choice To Play Me On-Screen
Ace batsman and God Of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic, Sachin: A Billion Dreams will hit theatres soon. The legendary cricketer is busy with the promotions of his film. While a lot of his fans are happy that no one else but Sachin will be playing himself on-screen, a thought that if not him then who? - is an interesting question to ask.

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And that’s what happened at a recent promotional event. When media asked Tendulkar who among the Bollywood stars does he sees playing him on-screen, he was quick to counter-question the same to the media. To which the reply was Aamir Khan. On hearing media’s answer, Sachin said, "Well, whenever I have asked journalists this, they have all named Aamir because there is direct connect. Aamir has done ‘Lagaan’ (2001 film on a do-or-die cricket match). He’s a great actor and a wonderful person,"
 
He also added that initially he was sceptical with the idea of the film on him as he felt that he was not an actor but a sportsperson, he said, "My initial reaction was no (smiles). I said I can't act, I don't want to act; I am a sportsperson, not an actor. So, it took them a while to convince me and to let me know I have to act. Because everything in my life has been documented, there are no made-up stories… there is no way to rewrite a script to show I have made extra runs. They (makers) felt no one knows what went on in my mind during the highs and lows [of my career]. So, we needed to show that to as many guys as possible."

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The film, Sachin: A Billion Dreams is set to hit theatres on May 26, 2017.


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