Bret Lee in form for Bollywood debut

New Delhi, July 28 Australian speedster Brett Lee is geared up to showcase his cricketing skills on the big screen with his Bollywood debut in Manmohan Shetty's 'Victory'.

Monday, July 28, 2008 | 9:19:07 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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New Delhi, July 28(IANS) Australian speedster Brett Lee is geared up to showcase his cricketing skills on the big screen with his Bollywood debut in Manmohan Shetty's 'Victory'.

Lee would be playing himself in the movie.

'Working in the movie was fun because I just got to play myself. I enjoyed the whole experience,' Lee said on the sidelines of an event here Monday.

Sharing his on-shoot experiences, he added: 'We used to play a lot of cricket on the sets and my co-stars got many cricketing tips from me.'

'Victory' is the story of a small-town cricketer played by Harman Baweja who makes it big in the international cricket scene. He is helped by Lee in the movie to realise his dreams.

Other Australian players - Michael Hussey, Brad Hogg and Stuart Clark will also share screen space in the movie for the first time along with Lee.

Apart from claiming wickets, Lee shares a passion for music. He also did a song and music video for legendary singer Asha Bhosle's album 'Asha and friends'.

'I am a music lover and I can hear anything from 'Metallica' to 'Backstreet Boys',' Lee added.

Lee's love for music is evident by his habit of playing either the guitar or the piano everyday.

'Music is the real stress buster for me, so at the end of a busy day, I play some instrument or listen to good music to uplift my spirits,' he said.

When asked about his take on the emerging tie-ups between the fashion and sports world, Lee said both were different fields that should not be mixed.

Queried about his fashion statement, he quipped: 'Fashion is just like music to me. I like to carry myself well and my fashion statement is just to be oneself.'

Lee, who is a busy person because of hectic cricket tours and other assignments, is a home person whenever he gets the time.

'The family always comes first, so I love to be with them whenever I get time. My home is the ultimate holiday destination for me,' he concluded.

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