The biopic by Sachin Tendulkar Sachin: Billion Dreams Coming Soon Film is ready to hit the screens this Friday. The Master Blaster tells us what made him share his memories and milestones on the reel …
What inspired you to do this documentation, Sachin: A Billion Dreams?
I’m a private person. When Ravi (Bhagchandka, producer) came to me with this idea, my initial reaction was “no, I can not act.” I am an athlete and I will always be one. I told him I did not want to act. It took me a while to convince myself. It was a story that needed to be told, since my fans had not seen many facets of me.
What were the challenges you faced in making this film?
Once a sportsman always an athlete. Through this film, I was able to relive the best moments of my life and my career. Ravi, James (Erskine, director) and the whole team have worked tirelessly and weaved their magic in Sachin: A Billion Dreams. The feature covers my career. Those facts can not change. But we wanted to give something more for the audience to return. The question was also how much we were comfortable to share. So as a family, we discuss things and agree in those parts of our lives that we feel comfortable being out there.
You find yourself as a shy person. Can we see your emotional side too?
We have added rare images of my life. It will give the public a new perspective for me as a person. What is shown in the film is more than what was going on in my mind during the ups and downs of my life, that nobody knows except me.
What are those ups and downs?
The high would definitely be the World Cup (2011), which took 28 years to arrive. The loss will surely not win on previous occasions.
Please share your thoughts when you played the match against Kenya during the World Cup in 1999 shortly after losing your father (the late Ramesh Tendulkar)?
My thoughts were that my father was there watching me and I wanted him to move on. That thought in my mind and the expectations of a billion people gave me the courage to recover.
Is it easy to be a real sportsman and not let your personal grief overshadow your game?
It is very difficult. Only the one who goes through it understands the challenge of resilience after personal pain. I did it during the 1999 World Cup. This is life and that’s what an athlete teaches you to bounce back when things get tough. You have to go.
A life lesson can be learned from the game of cricket …
That fitness is paramount for a long journey not only in cricket, but also in life.
What do you want the audience to remove from the film?
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is about my life and about pursuing my dream. So dream big and pursue your dreams.
R Rahman has composed the music. What kind of relationship do you share with him?
Rahman is the master in his field and a close friend of mine. He has infused soul into Sachin: A Billion Dreams with his music.
They say the first game is always won at home. How has his wife Anjali contributed to this phenomenon called Sachin Tendulkar?
I would not have been able to play for so long and achieve my dreams had it not been for the support of my family.
How would you summarize your life?
My dream at the beginning was to play for India and then to pursue my greatest dream of winning the World Cup. It took me 22 years, since I started playing to get there. I am extremely grateful to God for everything that has happened in my life. I was in the middle of the action for 24 years. The type of retreat I had was special. Honestly, I could not have asked for more. I have received unconditional love and support from people across the country for 24 years in the cricket field. It has also been a learning phase for me when I came to understand the different aspects of life beyond the cricket field. I am enjoying this phase of my life as much as I enjoyed my career as a player. My second shift is to return somehow, and I’m trying to do my best in any small way possible. It is an opportunity to touch people’s lives and make a difference in many different ways.
You are the hero of the nation. Who are your heroes?
In the life of cricket, I grew up watching Sunil Gavaskar and Sir Vivian Richards. In my personal life my father has been my hero.All 300MB Dual Audio Bollywood Hollywood Free Upcoming Movies at UpcomingMovies4U.Com