Bollywood Director Anupam Sharma of the upcoming film “unIndian” says that he spotted a hungry and restless artist in cricketer-turned-actor Brett Lee, who was keen for some good acting.
“You all know Brett Lee as a cricketer, but I have always known him as a performer; I have done television commercials with him and heard his songs. So I saw a restless artist in him, who was hungry for some good acting and good performance,” he said.
Brett Lee has also said he never thought that he would go into acting.
It was initially difficult for Lee to act in front of the camera, but he was up for the challenge. “It was nerve wrecking initially. It was difficult. It is a different experience (to act in films). It is like playing your first game in cricket. I would love to be an all rounder in films, do everything – romance, dance, action – all,” he said.
“If you have passion and are willing to learn and try new things then you can enjoy something different,” he said. Asked if he would be seen dancing in UnIndian, he said, “I am dancing in it. There are a lot of things that I am doing new. You want all things to come out. Wait and see.”
“I have always given my 100 per cent on the cricket field and have always given best shot. I did the same for acting. I did a crash course in acting, I had a lot of advice from friends who had done films. The advice was just, be natural, understand the script and character and work hard,” he said.
UnIndian is not the only film offered to Lee and he has been getting acting offers since quite some time. “There were acting offers from Bollywood over the years, but the time wasn’t right as I was playing cricket. I was focused on my cricket game”.
In UnIndian Lee is playing an Australian teacher, who falls in love with a single mother (Tannishtha Chatterjee) in Sydney. – CINEWS