I want to work with Steven Spiel­berg, says Sreesanth

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For­mer crick­eter turned ac­tor S. Sreesanth, who is try­ing to make his space in show­biz with re­al­ity tele­vi­sion shows and films, says he as­pires to work in a Hol­ly­wood movie with Steven Spiel­berg.

Does he have a wish list of film­mak­ers he wants to work with?

Sreesanth said: “I want to work with Steven Spiel­berg... whether it is a small role or big in a Hol­ly­wood movie, it will be a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence for me. It will be a dream come true for me. And I al­ways be­lieve that any­thing can hap­pen in life. I look at my life jour­ney as a mir­a­cle.”

Ex­plain­ing why, he said: “I was born in a small vil­lage in Ker­ala. From there, I went on to play for the Ker­ala state team and in­ter­na­tional test cricket for In­dia, and now I am work­ing in TV shows and cin­ema... Any mir­a­cle can hap­pen. So yes, work­ing in a Hol­ly­wood movie with Spiel­berg would be ‘some­thing’.”

Sreesanth has acted in the Richa Chadha-star­rer film Cabaret, pro­duced by Pooja Bhatt and Bhushan Ku­mar, and di­rected by Kaus­tav Narayan Niyogi.

On his ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing in the film, Sreesanth said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Pooja di who took the courage to cast me in the film be­cause when I worked in the S. Sreesanth says it will be a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence for him to work in a Hol­ly­wood movie. film, I was new. I am a crick­eter and no­body has seen me as a proper ac­tor. In my first Hindi film, work­ing in the pres­ence of Ma­hesh Bhatt, Richa Chadha, Gul­shan Grover... I am re­ally happy that way.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, act­ing and arts was a much nat­u­ral choice for him after cricket as he loves sports and act­ing equally.

“Step­ping into the world of act­ing was nat­u­ral to me I guess, be­cause in my fam­ily, so many

peo­ple are into arts, mu­sic and act­ing. In fact, I was the only black sheep that way, who be­came a sportsman. My fa­ther acted in Malay­alam films, sis­ter is an ac­tress in Malay­alam TV shows, my brother is a mu­si­cian, my brother-in-law is also a singer.

“I al­ways loved cin­ema, but I loved cricket too. I think in this short span of life, I have man­aged to do ev­ery­thing that I love.”

“I am lucky that I have got the op­por­tu­nity to act in dif­fer­ent lan­guages. My lat­est film Team 5 re­leased in Malay­alam, Tel­ugu and Tamil. I have got a Marathi film of­fer too.”

Hav­ing been a crick­eter who spent hours on the ground and prac­tised his game with a cer­tain dis­ci­pline, how does he deal with the new work cul­ture in the en­ter­tain­ment world?

“Ev­ery pro­fes­sion has a dif­fer­ent dis­ci­pline. As a sportsman, I had a dif­fer­ent dis­ci­pline – prac­tice, gym­ming, eat­ing...but even when I am act­ing in a film, eight hours’ rest is im­por­tant be­cause if my body is not well rested, it shows in my eyes and my skin looks de­hy­drated. The cam­era cap­tures all the flaws. So I am liv­ing a con­trolled life here too... Hav­ing said that, yes I miss the cricket ground.”

Asked if he was the best en­ter­tainer in the dress­ing room of the In­dian cricket team dur­ing his time, he said, “No no, Bha­jji pa (Harb­ha­jan Singh) is the best, I would say, fol­lowed by Yuvi pa (Yu­vraj Singh). I was good at the party scene, I used to dance.” – IANS

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