News|July 2, 2010 11:09 pm

Nikhil & Sanjay Manjrekar Will Do Commentary in Patiala House

Akshay’s upcoming flick Patiala House has been roping many of international and nation-level cricketers, after roping Andrew Symonds, now its turn for former Indian cricketers-turned-commentators Nikhil Chopra and Sanjay Manjrekar who will do commentary in the flick. Currently, Akshay, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia are busy in shooting in London London at the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

Nikhil Chopra and Sanjay Manjrekar will be playing a commentator in the film. Nikhil shares in his experience,

“After retiring from cricket I became a cricket analyst and started doing commentary. I have hosted a few cricket shows and by now I’m quite comfortable in front of the camera. But acting in a movie was a completely different experience for me. But since the movie is based on cricket, it wasn’t that difficult. I am playing a commentator in the film, so acting came naturally,”

“The scene that we shot in London was about a cricket match being played at a stadium. International cricketers like David Gower, Graham Gooch, Graham Hitch, Alec Stewart and many more were also in this scene. Sanjay and I play commentators.”

“We use to have lot of fun after the shooting. Rishi Kapoor is a very jovial person. Besides, I have known Akki for a long time and he used to take cricketing tips from Sanjay and me. It was a two day shoot and it was great fun. It didn’t seem like we were shooting for a movie at all.”

Buzz is that the former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram, is also going to act in the movie, but Nikhil said

“Well, I’m not too sure about Wasim acting in the movie. He wasn’t there during the shoot.”