Jiiva to be part of a cricket film

Actor Jiiva is not just a good cricketer but a good cricketer too. He is part of the Kollywood team in Celebrity Cricket League. A Bollywood film on the heroics of Team India in 1983 Prudential Cup is being made.

There were speculations that actor Vijay Deverakonda of Arjun Reddy fame has been approached to play a crucial role in it. Sources now say that the makers have finalised Jiiva for the same role.

He will play the role of Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a popular cricketer from Tamilnadu.

“It’s true that Vijay Deverakonda was initially approached to play the role of Srikkanth. However, due to date issues he couldn’t take up the project. The makers have approached Jiiva now, and he has also expressed his interest to be a part of this project.”

Jiiva will join the sets during first week of March. Directed by Kabir Khan, Ranveer Singh plays the lead in the film.

M BHARAT KUMAR