Australian cricketers shoot for a movie in Jaipur

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Jaipur, Apr 11 : Australian cricket players are busy with the shooting for a promotional movie 'Victory' based on the 20-20 cricket matches.

Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium is abuzz with activity as the Australian and Indian players are fiercely competing with each other for the cameras to capturing the real life excitement for the reels.

The players are expected to hold a news conference on Friday.

"Players like Samuel, Bred Hog, Brett Lee, Clarck, Mathew Hayden and Indian players like R.P. Singh, Dinesh Kartik, Yusuf Pathan and Praveen Kumar are all shooting here. As far as we have been informed, it is a promotional film. They have the permission of the BCCI," said Taposh Chatterjee, ground-in-charge and pitch curator, Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Audience present in the stands of the stadium acting as exited cricket fans watching the match for the movie that is based on the success story of the Indian Team in 20-20 Championship when India defeated Australia.

"India had defeated the Australians in the 20-20 series. We want that should be incorporated in the movie. The way England was defeated by India in the movie Lagaan, we want Australians to be defeated in this movie," said Gaurav Arora, a fan.

The flick is being directed by Ajit Pal and the lead role of cricketer is being played by Harman Baweja. Amrita Rao, a Bollywood actor, will be the main female protagonist of the movie.

Leading Australian cricketers including Brett Lee, who are in India ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches scheduled to begin from April 17 onwards, are busy shooting for this movie.

The movie has generated curiosity after the much-hyped and known Indo-Australia cricketing rivalry.

This joint production is likely to strengthen the friendship between the players of the two teams.

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