Brett Lee to don actor's hat in Bollywood movie

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Sydney, Dec 2 (UNI) After succesfully taking over the mantle of being the bowling spearhead for Australia in the just concluded series whitewash against Sri Lanka, pacer Brett Lee is planning to make a foray in the dreamworld of Bollywood.

Interestingly, this is not Lee's first brush with the glitzy world of Indian cinema. He has featured in a video album ''You're the One For Me''. The song was sung by one of India's most versatile singer Asha Bhonsle and was reportedly written by Lee. Like many Indian songs ''You're The One For me'' has a distinct Bollywood flavour, visible both in its musical style and the arrangement of the video clip.

The tearaway fast bowler will be joined by fellow cricketers Mike Hussey and Jason Gillespie, as well as former Test captain Allan Border, in the movie which is not surprisingly about cricket.

The film, titled Victory, will begin production in Australia in January, with shooting during the India-Australia Test series.

Lee, who plays in a band known as ''Six&Out'', was quoted as saying by the 'Herald Sun, ''I am excited to be making my Bollywood debut in Victory and I'm hopeful that playing the role of a cricketer will come naturally to me.'' Victory's producers have cast as many as 25 well-known local and international cricketers.

''They are all playing themselves,'' producer Anupam Sharma says.

With Australia as the backdrop and our cricketers as stars, Sharma expects Victory to find a big audience here when it is released at the end of next year.


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