What made Sachin Tendulkar take Aamir Khan's name to play him in the biopic

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar thinks there is a direct connection between him and actor Aamir Khan. Here's what he has to say

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is all set to enthrall his fans with his biopic Sachin: A Billion Dreams, is on cloud nine with the kind of response the trailer and songs of the film have received. The film will see the cricketer in the lead role. The Sachin Tendulkar starrer is directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka with a touch of Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman.

Recently, while promotion his film, in an interview with Mid-Day, when the Master Blaster was asked to name a celebrity to would have played his role perfectly, the cricketer took Aamir Khan’s name and said that there is a direct connection between him and the actor. he further added: ”Aamir has done Lagaan. He’s a great actor and a wonderful person.”

In fact, Sachin Tendulkar thinks that the film is not just about cricket. He said, ”Sachin: A Billion Dreams has many different chapters and we have tried to show those chapters as well. James has shown many sides of my personality in the movie, which many people are not aware of.”

Not only this, the cricketer also said that for him winning the cricket world cup in 2011 was the most memorable moment of his 24-year-long career. “I was 10 when India won the world cup in 1983. Since then I only had one dream and that was to win the world cup. On April 2, 2011 that dream came true. So without any doubt, it is my most memorable moment.”

Well, now that Sachin has taken Aamir’s name, we wonder how Mr.Perfectionist will react to it. Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s biographical drama Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is set to release in five languages. The movie will hit the theatres on May 26 this year and we are super excited to see the cricketer’s silver screen debut.

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(With inputs from IANS)