Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth is all set to make his entry to Bollywood. The controversial cricketer who is still under a ban for spot-fixing in IPL has been foraying himself into different entertainment arenas of late.
"Yes, Sreesanth will play the lead in the film. It will be a remake of a yesteryear superhit Malayalam film, which was quite controversial at that point of time. The film has a familial subject, and work on it will start as soon as the dance reality show, which he is currently part of, gets over. The rest of the cast hasn't been decided yet, but the film will have a 2015 release", Sreesanth's brother Dipusanth told The Times of India.
Sreesanth is currently a contestant for the television reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7", judged by actress Madhuri Dixit, director Karan Johar and choreographer Remo D'souza.
"Right now, Sreesanth is in a happy phase, doing something he loves best - dancing. He is one of the contestants of the dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". Madhuri Dixit praised him recently; she said that she was judging him solely based on what she saw on stage, not on his past, and that she loved his dancing. Whatever he does, he does with passion. Right now, he has completely given himself to dance," Dipusanth added.
Few years back, Sreesanth had ventured into the world of music with his band S36. There are also reports of the former Indian cricketer composing music for a Tamil film. Sreesanth's brother-in-law and singer Madhu Balakrishnan, and popular Tamil and Telugu singers are also expected to be a part of it. Though Sreesanth is facing the ban from the BCCI, he is actively part of local cricketing circuits in Kerala.
Sreesanth had also done a guest role in noted Malayalam lyricist Kaithaparam Damodaran Namboodiri's directorial debut "Mazhavillinattam Vare' but he was later edited out, when the spot fixing scam broke out.
Sreesanth was also dropped from the print and TV advertisements of a lottery run by the Government of Kerala, as well as from the advertisements of many private companies.