Harman Baweja plays cricketer in ‘Victory’

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS

Mumbai : It’s batting time for Harman Baweja. For a new film titled “Victory” that he has signed, Harman has been brushing up his cricketing skills from his college days.

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“Harman has always been a cricket buff. Lately he had no opportunity to hone his cricketing skills thanks to his busy schedules. Now this character of a cricketer which he gets to play in ‘Victory’ has given him a chance to discover his passion for the game,” said a friend.

“Since he’ll be playing with professional cricketers from the world over – just like John (Abraham) plays football with real footballers in ‘Goal’ -Harman has to be really careful not to end up looking like amateur with the bat,” the friend added.

Sports and sports films seem to be occupying a lot of our cinematic space. It therefore comes as no surprise to know that the sporty Harman Baweja is doing this cricket film to be directed by theatre and TV personality Ajit Pal.

Harman said he starts work on the film in November. “Victory” will feature Anupam Kher as Harman’s father and Amrita Rao will be the leading lady.

“It’s a brilliant subject,” says Anupam. “I’ve known Ajit Pal from his theatre days. Though I don’t get to play cricket in the film I’d any day be part of the pavilion in a film as well-meaning as this.”

Harman’s work in his home production “Love Story 2050” is almost over. “There’re just five more shooting days. Then we’re done,” Harman told IANS.