Shoaib Akhtar wants Salman Khan to play him in his biopic
May 5, 2020 04:22 PM
Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has disclosed the name of the Bollywood actor, whom he would like to play a role in his biopic.
During a recent interaction on the Helo app, Akhtar named Bollywood sensation Salman Khan as the ideal actor to play the role of him in his biopic.
In 2016, he met Salman in Dubai and tweeted a picture with him saying, “I really enjoyed my time with Salman Khan in Dubai. Great work is being done by his Being Human foundation.”
In 2018, when Salman Khan was convicted in the blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to a five-year jail term, in addition to a fine of Rs 10,000. Shoaib Akhtar was upset that his "friend" Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison in a case of poaching blackbucks. He finds the punishment harsh.
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Taking to Twitter, he said: "Really sad to see my friend Salman Khan sentenced for five years, but the law must take its course and we got to respect the decision of honourable court of India.
"But I still think punishment is too harsh, but my heart goes to his family and fans. I am sure he will be out soon," Akhtar tweeted.