Sachin Tendulkar to play himself in biopic
NEW DELHI: After a stellar cricketing career which spanned over two decades, iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is all set to play himself in a film made on his life.
A Mumbai-based production company 200NotOut is working on the movie to be directed by award-winning British director James Erskine.
“It will be mostly about his personal life since his cricketing career is well known,” a spokesman of the production house was quoted as saying in the media.
The retired batsman, who played an astonishing 200 Tests and scored 100 centuries across all three formats of the game, retired in 2013.
Awarded India’s highest civillian honour — the Bharat Ratna — last year, Tendulkar is a sitting Rajya Sabha MP.
The planned film is expected to be “between 90 minutes and two hours” and could be released by the end of this year or early next year.
“Shooting for the film has been going on for the past year and we aim to continue filming through the year,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.
Tendulkar scored 34,357 runs played in the 664 international matches that he played.