Sachin Tendulkar to become a Bollywood star

Sachin Tendulkar is to star as himself in a Bollywood biopic on his rise to become the greatest batsman in the history of cricket.

The film will be directed by James Erskine who has won a number of awards and produced several acclaimed sport-focused documentaries, including Battle of the Sexes, the story of Billie-Jean’s match against Bobby Riggs, and One Night in Turin on England’s 1990 World Cup campaign in Italy.


Cricket commentator Ayaz Menon said Tendulakar’s story is similar to that of Tiger Woods – a child prodigy who lived up to his early promise. “More interesting is his impact on the Indian psyche – he captured the imagination of a billion people, everyone watched him bat and when he was out they switched off”, he said.