Tendulkar all set to act in movie on Lord Ganesha

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Mumbai, Jul 29 (UNI) India's Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar will soon be seen in a different role--that of an actor--as he is all set to play a cameo role in a film about the miracles of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesh.

Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the world's best batsmen, will play himself in 'Vighnaharta Shri Siddhivinayak', a film on Lord Ganesha, who is also referred to as Siddhivinayak.

Confirming that Sachin has agreed to play a small role in the film, Rajiv Sanghvi, whose company is handling the film's production, said ''He will play a small role, as himself, either in a song sequence or in an actual scene.'' Tendulkar's office also confirmed that the cricketer would be shooting for the film after he returns from Sri Lanka, which India is touring at the moment.

Tendulkar, a devotee of Ganesha, had offered to be a part of the project and will not be charging for the role, Sanghvi said.

The film is being produced by the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust, which looks after the famous Siddhivinayak temple here.

Subhash Mayekar, chairman of the trust, said that shooting of ''Vighnaharta Shri Siddhivinayak'' is due to begin next month, and will also feature a voice-over by Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan.

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