Vishal Bhardwaj to write script for Leander Paes

Updated: 07 December 2011 16:26 IST

Leander Paes' performance on the tennis court has made Vishal Bhardwaj sure that the sportsman will be good on the big screen too!

Vishal Bhardwaj to write script for Leander Paes
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Mumbai:

Leander Paes' performance on the tennis court has made Vishal Bhardwaj sure that the sportsman will be good on the big screen too! The filmmaker has decided to make a film with the tennis star who is already making his debut with "Rajdhani Express".

"What I feel is that he is such a fighter in the game that he will be good on screen too and I am 100 percent sure of that. So, I will write a script for him now," said Bhardwaj at the inauguration of a lawn tennis court here.

Even Paes hopes to work with Bhardwaj, known for films like "Maqbool", "Kaminey" and "7 Khoon Maaf".

"If I ever get a chance to work with him, it will be a great honour. I really hope that the day comes but before that I have to prove myself," said Paes.

"I want to prove that I can act well and hold my movie and give him a realistic opportunity to put me in his movies. I really look forward to that," added the 38-year-old tennis player whose debut "Rajdhani Express", directed by Ashok Kohli, also stars Paresh Rawal.

Paes, who dated Pardes actress Mahima Chaudhary, is married to Rhea Pillai and has a daughter.

Topics : Tennis Leander Paes
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