Cricketer S Sreesanth to act in a big budget movie

After making an acting debut with Pooja Bhatt’s ‘Cabaret’, in which he played a negative role, cricketer S Sreesanth is all set to act in a big budget South Indian movie. The film will be simultaneously made in three languages Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil and will be directed by renowned filmmaker Sana Yadireddy. The film revolves round a cricketer and IPL.

"The film will go on floors in September and we are planning to wrap it up in six months," Yadireddy said. The film will be dubbed into 14 Indian languages.

Sreesanth said that he accepted the roles in movies as he wanted to "explore another side of life". "This is my debut film in South and I am going to work with a big filmmaker like Sana Yadireddy. I can't ask for more. I am looking forward for a good acting career in South," Sreesanth said.

Yadireddy complimented Sreesanth saying he is not only a good cricketer, but he is a superb dancer and actor. "I have seen him performing at many events and always wanted to work with him. When we narrated the story, he liked it very much and gave his nod immediately. The film will be in the backdrop of cricket and has a very good love story in it," he said.

The cricketer was discharged in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case by a Delhi Court last month but BCCI still sticking on its decision to ban him from playing cricket, Sreesanth said, "I will wait".

Sreesanth said that he is first a cricketer and wanted to restart his cricketing career once the ban is lifted.