Cricketer Shaun Tait to make Bollywood debut?

Australian cricketer Shaun Tait has been approached to step into the acting pitch in Bollywood with Abhishek Kapoor's directorial "Kai Po Che!" He is expected to play a prominent part in the movie.

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Australian cricketer Shaun Tait has been approached to step into the acting pitch in Bollywood with Abhishek Kapoor's directorial "Kai Po Che!" He is expected to play a prominent part in the movie.

"Kai Po Che!" is the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's book "The 3 Mistakes of My Life". It features Sushant Singh Rajput">Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Rajkumar Yadav in key roles.

Since cricket is an integral part of the film, production company UTV Motion Pictures is on the lookout to cast a prominent international cricketer to cast.

It has already roped in Indian bowler Ashish Nehra to coach Sushant for his role of a cricket enthusiast in the film.

"Ashish suggested Shaun's name when the makers were brainstorming on who to cast for the part. But unlike Ashish, Shaun will actually play a prominent role in the film. UTV is in final talks with Shaun, who has shown interest in the film," said a source.

Manish Hariprasad, creative director, studios, Disney-UTV, confirmed the news, saying: "Abhishek Kapoor wanted a well-known international fast bowler for the climax. And Abhishek's good friend Ashish put us in touch with Shaun. We're in discussions with him, and hope to have him on board soon."

However, Tait will only do the film if his shooting schedule doesn't clash with his commitments towards the Australian team.

"Cricket will always come first for him. He liked the script and wants to do the film, but he will only give them a go-ahead if his timings work out," says the source.

UTV is working on the shooting schedule accordingly.


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  • Posted on: 12 September 2012 at 5:32amsharmeeli

    Can't wait for it!!!!!!!!!:D

  • Posted on: 12 September 2012 at 3:33amSushantTheBest

    Sushant you will rock in Kai Po Che...InshallahSmile

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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 10:20pmsushantfan





    kai po che..


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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 10:11pmRBAA

    Sushant all the best for KPC...
    Love you lot...

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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 6:55amRajputfan

    All the best Sushant Singh Rajput for KPC

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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 4:29amstefanandre

    All the best to the entire cast and crew of KPC and especially to Sushant Singh Rajput; waiting for your comeback Sushant

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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 3:48amRBAA

    All the best Sushant Singh Rajput for KPC...

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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 12:42amzoya_naziya

    Good luck to the entire team of Kai Po Che!!! Sushant Singh Rajput rocks!!!

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  • Posted on: 11 September 2012 at 12:31amsushantfan

    eagerly waiting for kai po che..

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  • Posted on: 10 September 2012 at 10:35pmfansush

    luv u sushantsingh rajput miss u waiting to see u on screens atb for kpc

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