Sachin Tendulkar attended the Ghoomer movie screening hosted by Saiyami Kher. The inspirational story of a physically challenged woman playing the game of cricket and her ability to understand her character left Tendulkar speechless. Post the screening, he even requested Kher to show him the Ghoomer bowling.
He even appreciated Kher’s performance saying, "Saiyami look very authentic. Her love for cricket and her ability to understand the character was amazing."
The actress posted the video on social media, saying, “What's the one dream you had as a child that you never thought could never come true? Mine was that someday, I would get to meet my hero, my inspiration, my teacher. I have loved and learnt this game watching him play. I've bunked college to watch him play.”
She said that she had the loudest "Sachinnn Sachhhin" chant in the North Stand.
"So, I can't seem to explain what this means to me. His 136 at Chennai, the Sharjah Storm, 241 at Sydney, 98 vs Pakistan, the list is endless. He gave me joy, he taught me how to fight, he taught me passion, how to never give up, how to work hard, and how to stay grounded," Kher added.
The actress said, “Unknowingly, he taught me how to live. When I began acting, my friends ragged me and said, ‘Ja ja, acting kar. Someday Sachin will watch your film’. And that became my goal. To work hard and hope that someday the Master will watch my work.”
“And then, it happened, the God of Cricket saw a film in which I play a cricketer. The God of Cricket asked me to show him how I bowled the Ghoomer. Dreams really do come true. This. This part of my life is called happiness," she added.
The film is directed by R. Balki and also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Angad Bedi and Shabana Azmi