The former Australian speedster Brett Lee is gearing up to reinvent himself as an actor for a cross-cultural film, UnIndian. Brett, who was busy with his World Cup duties as a commentator, made time for a song-and-dance routine in the film “a week before the big India Australia match” said the film’s director, Anupam Sharma. He danced to a track composed by the Salim-Sulaiman pair after which the Internet was awash with pictures of Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee, his co-star in the film.
The film is the first production by the Australia India Film Fund (AIFF) that was born only last year. Sharma also noted that Brett was more than happy to try this experimental dance number. Decked in a traditional sherwani Brett allegedly indulged in a ‘Bollywood thumka’ which prompted Sharma to call him a “de facto Indian”.
While celebrating the recent World Cup win of his country Brett Lee is simultaneously prepping up for the response to the film, which wrapped its shooting schedule yesterday. In the movie Brett plays a foreigner who falls for an Indian woman who is incidentally a single parent of an eight year old.
However, Brett is not unfamiliar to acting having previously appeared in a cameo for “Victory” (2009) that had Harman Baweja playing the protagonist. UnIndian is expected to release by the end of 2015. The pace bowler’s fans will finally get to see their star in a new avatar.