Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee will soon be seen on the big screen in an India-centric international film "unIndian." The cricketer is currently busy promoting the film, for which he will also make an appearance on the popular comedy show, "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!"
The episode will see the cast of "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!," including Shubhangi Atre Poorey (Angoori Bhabi), Rohitash Gaud (Manmohan Tiwari), Aashif Sheikh (Vibhuti Narayan) and Saumya Tandon (Anita Bhabi), playing cricket with the legend himself. Lee will shoot the episode on Wednesday, July 27.
"Lee is one of the most admired cricketers in the world. Glad to hear he is coming on the sets of our show. I have heard that he plays the guitar beautifully, so I am hoping to hear him strum for me," Saumya said, Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported.
Her colleague on the show, Aashif, was equally excited about the episode. "I am a cricket fanatic and Brett Lee is a remarkable cricketer on and off screen. He plays the guitar so I am sure he will do a commendable performance in his film too. Looking forward to shoot with him," Aashif told India Forums.
"unIndian" is a romantic comedy and features Lee in the lead role opposite Indian actress Tannishtha Chatterjee. Tannishtha is best known for her role in "Brick Lane" (2007), a British film. Directed by Anupam Sharma, an Australian filmmaker of Indian origin, the film has Lee playing a happy-go-lucky man who falls in love with an Indian mother (Tannishtha) of an eight-year-old child.
The Lee-starrer is the first film produced by Australia India Film Fund (AIFF), a production company that aims at investing in Australian films with Indian subjects for a global audience.
Lee was earlier seen in a cameo in the Bollywood film, "Victory" (2009), starring Harman Baweja.