While Sachin Tendulkar is starring in his own biopic, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, if he had to pick a celebrity to play him, the answer is quite easy. It would've been Aamir Khan. During an interview with Mid-Day, while promoting his film, the cricketer stated that there is a direct connection between the master blaster and the superstar. Well, he does make good sense. Apart from being humble and performers, both are extremely talented. However, that's not really the reason why Sachin would want Aamir to play him in his biopic. He reveals that it's the Lagaan connection that binds them!
A journalist had asked Tendulkar to name a celebrity who would be apt for this role. To this, he didn't directly give an answer but tried to dodge it. But clearly, the journalist wasn't giving up! And neither was he. So all he did was asked the journalist to suggest a name that they think would be apt to portray him. The room reverberated with the sound of everyone calling Aamir's name. It was then that he said, "Well, whenever I have asked journalists this, they have all named Aamir because there is direct connect. Aamir has done 'Lagaan' (2001 film on a do-or-die cricket match). He's a great actor and a wonderful person."
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He would've made a good Sachin, no doubt there. However, we're glad that the cricketer himself stepped in to play himself. Of course, convincing him wasn't a piece of cake. He revealed, "My initial reaction was no (smiles). I said I can't act, I don't want to act; I am a sportsperson, not an actor. So, it took them a while to convince me and to let me know I have to act. Because everything in my life has been documented, there are no made-up stories… there is no way to rewrite a script to show I have made extra runs. They (makers) felt no one knows what went on in my mind during the highs and lows [of my career]. So, we needed to show that to as many guys as possible."
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