Former Indian Test Cricketer S Sreesanth, who has recently been released from prison after being cleared of spot-fixing charges by the Supreme Court, will be acting in an untitled movie directed by Sana Yadireddy. The movie will be simultaneously made in three languages – Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam and will also be dubbed in 14 other Indian languages.
The makers are planning to commence the shooting in September with a six month schedule. Director Sana Yadireddy stated that Sreesanth agreed to act in the film as soon as he heard the story. The untitled movie is set against the backdrop of cricket, and is also a love story. Sreesanth has said that he is keen to explore other sides of life, in light of the BCCI’s refusal to overturn the ban on his playing cricket.
Sreesanth has already acted in a supporting role as the heroine’s Malayali dancing instructor in the upcoming Hindi film Cabaret, produced by Pooja Bhatt. His film with Yadireddy will mark Sreesanth’s first film as a hero.
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