Shoaib Akhtar wants Salman Khan to play his biopic if one is ever made

Shoaib Akhtar wants Salman Khan to play his biopic if one is ever made

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The ‘Rawalpindi Express’, Shoaib Akhtar wants Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to play his role in the biopic if one is ever made on his life. Agreeing that sportspersons biopics is the common trend these days in Bollywood, From “Bhaag Milkha, Bhaag” to “Azhar”, former Pakistan speedster said that it’s filmmakers to decide whether a film based on his life should be made or not.

“I know that is the trend these days, but I am no one to decide that. If people think that my life is interesting and inspiring, then they can make a movie out of it. If not, then let it be. It is for fans and filmmakers to decide,” Akhtar told IANS.

In case, if that happens, Shoaib Akhtar has his preference. “I’d like to see Salman Khan playing my role in the biopic if that happens.”

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For now, Akhtar will be seen on the small screen judging the comedy show “Indian Mazak League”.

“I am a peace-loving and fun-loving person. More than being a judge I am happy to be a part of ‘Indian Mazak League’. With the kind of talent that we have on the show it will be fun. I will be paid to enjoy the jokes. I don’t think there can be a better job than this,” Akhtar said in a statement.

“Pakistan dressing room was and is the best dressing-room for a cricketer. There is so much banter, harmless leg-pulling, one-liners in Pakistan team that my jaws use to ache laughing so much. It was fun to be with guys like Mohammed Yusuf, Shoaib Mallik, even the seniors like Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq were unbelievably funny. It used to be a laugh riot,” the former pacer said.

The show will also have Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh as judge and Shoaib is looking forward to having a great time with him.

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“Me and Harbhajan have had some interesting battles on the cricket field. He is a good competitor and now we will be a team on the comedy show. This will be different but yet fun. I hope we can do justice to the job given to us,” he concluded. The show will go on air on Life OK channel soon.