Brett Lee all set to play lead role in ‘Unindian’
Brett Lee’s popularity in India is set to soar up further. The Australian fast bowling legend is acting in a Bollywood movie titled ‘UnIndian’, a romantic-comedy being filmed in Sydney. Lee is one of the most loved Aussie cricketers in the sub-continent and has featured in commercials and in a singles album with Asha Bhosle.
Lee, 38, who retired from international cricket in 2012, has a major following on Twitter among Indians and his lead role in the USD 4.5 million movie is bound to win him more admirers here.
Lee, undoubtedly, is excited by this opportunity, ‘Someone said, it’s like going from the nets to the sets. Now, I am not sure... it sounds a bit corny to me. Look it has been a great journey this far, I have really enjoyed it. I have enjoyed the challenges, enjoyed the early morning starts.’
Lee plays Will, a school teacher, who has been brought up in the country and introduces migrants to the Australian culture. He falls in love with an Indian divorced career woman played by Tannishtha Chaterjee. Lee, who snared 718 international wickets in a career spanning 13 years, relates to his character on-screen, ‘When I first read the script, I saw many things I do believe in. Will and me are pretty similar I think’.