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Shoaib turns down Indian film acting offer

18 May, 2005

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LAHORE, May 18(Online): Pakistan’s fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has turned down an acting offer by Bollywood film director, Mahesh Bhat in his ensuing film ‘Gangster.’

The speedster told that his fans wanted to see him in action on the cricket ground instead of on the silver screen.

Indian director, Mahesh Bhat had offered the fastest bowler to cast in his upcoming film ‘Gangster’, but according to an Indian news agency, Shoaib Akhtar told that he couldn’t even think about acting in films during his cricket career.

He told that several such offers were made to him during last six years, but he declined each time for the sake of cricket.

Earlier, it was in the air that Shoaib Akhtar would be taking a decision about it after having seen the script.


Reader Comments:

Like to Shoaib a Hollywood Star

I would like to see a Pakistan's cricketer and Fast Bowler, to see a bollywood Star. Because I like Shoaib Akhata very well. Shoaib is my Favourite cricketer. He is very talented guy in Pakistan cricket team. Some people are getting to act in a film

A.Balalramakrishna, Hungary - 18 May, 2005


Oh, I'm so happy, best choice you've made, Shoaib. Forget about films, he looks great in the advertisement with Zohra Sehgal.

Ranjini, Hungary - 18 May, 2005

Well done Shoaib.

Shoaib made the correct decision by rejecting the Indian offer.All Bollywood movies are the same wth its over the top and silly storylines.He's PAKISTANI so stick with Pakistan!.

Imran, United Arab Emirates - 18 May, 2005

we love shoaib, what ever he decides on , we'r behind him.

zara, United Arab Emirates - 23 May, 2005

Thank God

Thank god he rejected indian offer to join bollywood. Who was that fool who offered him movie position? I mean he saved bollywood by not accepting the acting offer. lol.

hetul patel, United Kingdom - 09 June, 2005

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