Tendulkar To Play Himself
After a stellar cricketing career which spanned over two decades, Sachin Tendulkar is all set to play himself in a film made on his life. A Mumbai-based production company, 200NotOut, is working on the movie to be directed by award-winning British director James Erskine. “It will be mostly about his personal life since his cricketing career is well known,” a spokesman of the production house was quoted as saying in the media. The retired batsman, who played an astonishing 200 Tests and scored 100 international centuries, retired in 2013. Awarded India’s highest civilian honour—the Bharat Ratna—Tendulkar is a sitting Rajya Sabha MP. The planned film is expected to be “between 90 minutes and two hours” and could be released by the end of this year or early next year. Tendulkar scored 34,357 runs in the 664 international matches that he played.