Madhur Mittal hopes `Million Dollar Arm` turns lucky for him

PTI| Last Updated: May 06, 2014, 11:14 AM IST

New Delhi: After playing the bad guy in `Slumdog Millionaire`, Madhur Mittal is set for a role-reversal in his second Hollywood outing `Million Dollar Arm` and the actor hopes the film turns out to be lucky for him.

The posters of the film, which stars Jon Hamm and Suraj Sharma, have Taj Mahal in the background, a thread that is common with his last film.

Agra-born Mittal, familiar to the audience as Jamaal`s troubled elder brother in the Danny Boyle film, reminds that Oscar-winners A R Rahman and Resul Pukooty are re-teaming again for the Disney film, releasing in India on May 9, a week ahead of its US release.

"Lot of coincidences but it was for the first time that I got to shoot in Agra. It was great to revisit all the familiar places with a big Disney film. It feels like you have travelled from point A to point B in your life. There is still a long way to go but it helps you to set your goals in life," Mittal said.

The lead role is played by `Mad Men` star Jon Hamm in the Craig Gillespie directed movie, which tells the true story of sports agent JB Bernstein, who faced with a crisis, turns to India to find baseball`s next great pitching ace in the many cricket loving teens from the country.

With the help of a retired baseball scout, he discovers Dinesh (Mittal) and Rinku (Sharma) in a talent hunt show called `Million Dollar Arm`. The two 18-year-old boys have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball.