A movie documenting the life of India great, Sachin Tendulkar, called Sachin: A Billion Dreams is to be released on Friday.
The film details aspects of his life and his phenomenal cricket career. When asked about the film, Tendulkar said it will be an unusual experience to see his face on a movie screen.
‘I am used to seeing myself on a big screen inside the stadium, not inside a movie theatre,’ Tendulkar said ahead of Friday’s release.
‘Being a private person, I always believed I should let my bat do the talking, stay focused on the game and give all my energy over there.
‘There are personal moments in the film and some family footage. I know fans want to see something more than what they have in the last 24 years.
‘Nobody knows what was going on in my mind at that time so we have spoken a lot about highs and lows and the line between me, my family and fans.’
The film is being directed by David Erskine. Erskine says the docudrama will reveal aspects of Tendulkar’s life that are not known to the general public.
‘You might know the stats, you might know how he performed in certain matches, but you don’t know what happens when he goes off-stage, in his house – his private life, his hopes, dreams, his highs and sorrows,’ he said.
‘My purpose was to make a film exploring three clear strands – how did this boy become perceived as a god, who is the real man behind the god, how was Sachin’s journey (and iconic status) a result of the massive shifts in Indian culture, cricket and media over the past 30 years.’