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Most eagerly awaiting Tendulkar's biopic: Virat Kohli

25 April, 2016 12:51 PM
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MUMBAI: Indian cricket's poster boy, Virat Kohli, is eagerly looking forward to the release of the biopic of his idol, Sachin Tendulkar, the Test captain said after launching a new initiative to connect with his legion of fans.

"Everyone knows who I idolised as a kid. He will always remain my idol because of who I came into cricket. I am very eagerly looking forward to the biopic on Sachin Tendulkar. I have idolised him. That will be something which will be very interesting (to watch)," said the 27-year-old Kohli.

He was answering a question on which of the three soon-to-be released biopics on cricketers - Tendulkar, Mohd Azharuddin and India's current one-day captain MS Dhoni - was he keen to witness after releasing "Virat FanBox", conceptualised by Singapore-based start-up firm PrivyPlex.

Kohli, at the same time, said that he was also keen to see the other two bio-pics.

"I'm looking forward to all three, the one on MS which will be a different one, and on Mr Azhar as well," he added.

Kohli, however, refused to take any questions from the media on cricket or his personal life while also staying away from commenting on the controversy over Bollywood star Salman Khan's nomination by the Indian Olympic Association as the brand ambassador of the country's Rio Games contingent.

Costing Rs 16,999 annually, the 'Virat FanBox' claimed to offer a direct and unprecedented access to the star cricketer, both online and in real-life, and comes loaded with, among other things, a state-of-the-art smartphone carrying the cricketer's emblem, designed and manufactured by "Motorola".


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