Cricket, a sport which brought Australian cricketer Brett Lee to global fame seems to have taken a backseat as the former cricketer is directing his energies into acting.
Former pace bowler who is making his acting debut with “Unindian”, says he doesn’t know if he misses playing cricket as he is exploring himself as an actor right, and singing.
The 39-year-old former fast bowler teamed up with Bollywood producer-director Anupam Sharma for romantic comedy “Unindian”.
Asked whether he misses cricket he said: “No, I don’t know if I miss cricket (or not). I am trying out different things right now like acting,” he said.
Nevertheless Lee does follow the game. “They (Indian team) are going well. They have lot to offer. (Indian bowler Jasprit) Bumrah has got good pace. Virat Kohli is the best…He is world’s best,” he added.
Set in in Sydney, the English-language film tells the story of the cultural challenges that two characters,– Australian Will (Brett) and Indian Meera (Tannishtha Chatterjee)–face as they get into a relationship. The movie was released in Australia last year and is set to hit the theaters in India on August 19.
“My family loved watching “Unindian”. The first five minutes of the film they were watching me as their son and then Will the character and that to me is a compliment,” Lee said.
The cricketer-turned-actor, who has a duet, “You’re the One for Me”, with legendary singer Asha Bhosle to his credit, has once again explored the musician in him with the upcoming movie.
“I had great time working with her (Asha Bhosle) on the song. There is a song in “Unindian” I have written and composed,” he said.
Lee also plans to hold music concerts. “There is a plan with myself and couple of other people of doing concerts,” he added.
Lee was seen singing, strumming his guitar during breaks during the IPL accompanied very often by former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara. – CINEWS