Wednesday 2 January 2008 

Sajid Mahmood To Play A Part In Bollywood Film

Lancashire’s Saj Mahmood is to make his movie debut later this year, when he features in a new Bollywood movie titled “Victory”.

“Victory” is a film about cricket where a boy reaches his dream of playing for India – very similar storyline to that of “Goal” and “Bend it Like Beckham”. This is a big production featuring some of the biggest names in Bollywood and is expected to be seen globally by hundreds of millions of people. Shooting of the film will commence this month (January) in Australia during the Australia-India cricket series and will feature 20 current and recent cricket stars from around the globe.

Saj will be joined by fellow countryman Simon Jones, Australians Brett Lee, Allan Border, Mike Hussey and Jason Gillespie, New Zealanders Craig McMillan, Daryl Tuffey, Nathan Astle and Martin Crowe plus the members of the current Indian Cricket Team.

Mahmood will fly to Sydney on the 9th January to film his scenes, before returning on the 15th January.

Once back in the North West, Saj will continue pre-season training with his Lancashire teammates, before flying to India in February to take part in a Specialist Bowling camp run by Kevin Shine, ECB’s Fast Bowling Coach.

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