Music, movies, food: Brett likes it Indian
After a long day’s work, beer and butter chicken make for a good combo Brett Lee, cricketer
Former Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee’s creative side has always made news, even when he was making records on the cricket field. The ex-crickter is now set for the release of his debut film, in an upcoming Indo-Australian project, alongside actor Tannistha Chatterjee. Ask him about the experience and he says, “I am honoured to be part of the film. It was an enjoyable experience. But the most exciting bit was shooting for the Holi scene in the film. This was the first time I celebrated the Indian festival of colours. I loved it.”
The 38-year-old cricketer who is also a singer shares a close connection with India, and has also started his music foundation, Mewsic, here in 2011. The nonprofitable venture aims to provide children with easy access to musical instruments and tuitions, and has six centers in India already. “We are looking forward to finding new ways of trying to use music as a powerful tool to empower underprivileged children in India,” he says.
So is he accustomed to the spicy food palate of the country? “I love Indian food, especially butter chicken. After a long day’s work, beer and butter chicken make for a good combo,” he says.
Lee, who has been part of four Ashes tournament in the past, is now a commentator for the ongoing edition of the historic series between archrivals – Australia and England. Last week, he was announced the first Global Hearing Ambassador of the implantable hearing solutions company, Cochlear’s. Lee will lead the Sound Of Cricket campaign in order to create awareness of how loss of hearing can affect individuals and their families. About the initiative, Lee says, “I have been blessed. We tend to think it’s natural to hear 100%, whereas so many people aren’t lucky to have that sound going through their ears normally. We often take that for granted. With Cochlear, I am looking forward to spreading the joy of hearing among people.”