New Delhi: Aces from the sports world are set to shine in the silver screen now, and some even might pose threat to the reigning stars of Bollywood. After a film on Indian boxer and Olympics medal winner Mary Kom was announced to be in the pipeline, it is being widely reported that London Olympics silver medalist, shooter Vijay Kumar is being pursued by filmmakers of the Tinsel Town.
According to sources, Vijay Kumar is getting offers to play role of action hero in films. Talking to a daily, an elated Vijay said, “I was shocked and a bit surprised to know that Bollywood directors are approaching me to play an action hero in their films.”
Vijay Kumar spoke about how his triumph has significantly changed his life and the unprecedented attention that he has been getting from all. About the filmi offer Vijay revealed that while attending a felicitation event
in Mumbai from megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a filmmaker directly approached him and asked him if he would be interested to play a role of an action hero in his upcoming film? Though Vijay didn’t agree, but he also never said no to the offer.
“So far I haven’t got any script, nor have I signed the film, but this is all very exciting. Everything is in the initial stages right now”, he said.
Vijay further said, “I am not an actor, but I am open to such offers. It’s a great feeling, but at the same time I don’t want lose focus from the focus of the game.”
Nonetheless, you never know the real shooter might end up shooting for the reel!
First Published: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 09:50