Sunny Leone, who graduated to Hindi films after making her Indian debut on a reality show in 2011, has come a full circle. The actress has bought a cricket team in a reality show, which will have TV and film actors pitted against each other. Apparently, over time, by staying in India Sunny has become a fan of the game.
The actress bought the team, “Chennai Swaggers” last week. The team features popular TV actors like Rithwik Dhanjani, Mouni Roy and Sangram Singh, among others. Regarding the buy out Sunny said,
“People in India love cricket and I have grown extremely fond of the game ever since I moved here. I have been closely associated with sports all my life and this is a great way for me to reconnect with it.“
Sunny admits that she doesn’t know much about the game but is a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar.
“I didn’t watch a lot of cricket growing up but I would hear my father talk about it. If he was alive, all this would be for him!”
Isn’t that so sweet of Sunny to say? When asked if we’ll see her on the field or if she intends to cheer her team on from the stands, she said, “Since I am not very good at it, I will leave all the playing to the players.” However, she added that her husband Daniel Weber might take to the field. “He is very outgoing so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the field, practicing and encouraging our players for their big games,“ she smiles.
Sunny reveals that in her mind, she is going over pep-talks she’ll deliver to her players and confides that she will need to train for years before she can even think of doing a cricket-based film. Oddly enough, the makers of the reality show have reportedly issued selection mandates for the players, like only actors who have played main leads and those with parallel lead credits for at least 500 episodes can participate in the league. “The mandates are there for a reason and I respect the move. The only criterion required according to me is a passion for the game.“
Well, looks like it will be an interesting show! Will you watch?