‘I’D LOVE TO PLAY WITH ABHISHEK’
NBA player Satnam Singh Bhamara says he and junior Bachchan can change the fate of basketball in India
Remember when basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara said he wanted Abhishek Bachchan to play him if a biopic were to be made on him? Junior Bachchan, who’s a basketball fanatic, replied that he would — and for free if Bhamara wins an NBA championship. He even said that he’d love to play a one-on-one game with the NBA player.
In an interview to HT City, Bhamara, 21, says he’d be honoured. “I’ve heard that Abhishek loves the game and that he plays with Bosco and Caesar (Bollywood choreographers), and his other friends. It’d be an honour to play a game with him when I come to India or he visits the US,” he says.
Bhamara hopes to change how basketball is viewed in India. “Together, we can change the fate of basketball in our country. We can make it more visible. And although I’d love to play with him, I think our association can go beyond that. I plan to talk to him,” adds the 7ft 3 inch boy.
Bhamara is the first Indian who made it to National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2015. He is also in the news for Roman Gackowski’s documentary on him, titled One in a Billion. Bhamara says he’s thrilled by the possibility of Bachchan hosting the film’s screening in India. “It’d be great if Abhishek hosts a screening of the documentary in India. He’s been a huge supporter of the game and of me.”
He adds, “After seeing people’s response and how my story is inspiring them, we do want to show the documentary in India. Since it is not available on any other platform yet, a screening will help us reach a wider audience.”
I’ll do the film for free, but you have to win an NBA championship. And my fees will go to towards a charity of your choice ABHISHEK BACHCHAN, ACTOR
Abhishek Bachchan had tweeted to Satnam Singh Bhamara that he’d play him in a biopic if he won the NBA championship