Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sidhu makes silver screen debut in Punjabi film

Mumbai (PTI): Former cricketer and MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, known for his quirky one-liners is all set to showcase his acting skills in a Punjabi film, "Mera Pind."

The film directed by cinematographer turned director Manmohan Singh, also stars singer-actor Harbhajan Mann and Kimi Varma.

"In the film, Sidhu plays an NRI who has chosen to settle in his native village. With the help of the youth in the village, he sets off a revolution of development.

The village is transformed into a modern prosperous hamlet, changed by Sidhu's simple but extremely enterprising initiatives, " Singh said.

The film aims to make Punjabi audiences realise the importance of being an entreprenuer in one's own land rather than showing one's skills in the West where Punjabis are said to be fairly successful and hardworking, an impression which belies the visible reality back home, he added.

"Mera Pind", to be released on September 8, is a complete family entertainer with a perfect blend of emotions, drama and comedy, he added.