Shikhar Dhawan To Bollywood: Gabbar In Reel As Well?

Shikhar Dhawan shares a close friendship with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is coming to Bollywood! Yes, you read that right. As per multiple reports, Dhawan has already finished shooting for a film. And no, it’s a cameo role or an item number of any kind. Reports suggest that Dhawan is playing a crucial role in this upcoming movie. It is commendable how the makers have managed to keep this news under wraps. However, the project is reportedly a big mainstream film. The 36-year-old will be making his debut on the big screen. Naturally, the fans will be excited to see their beloved cricket star in a new avatar.

Currently, the cricketer is playing in the IPL 2022. He represents the Punjab Kings as an opener. His team is still on course for qualification onto the tournament’s next stage. Furthermore, he also remains the top scorer for his side this season. However, Shikhar Dhawan to Bollywood rumors is currently the buzz among the netizens.

Shikhar Dhawan to Bollywood soon: What to expect?

Shikhar Dhawan is a charismatic character on the field.

Shikhar Dhawan is a very animated character on the field. Some might say that he already has a Bollywood connection. That is down to his nickname in the cricketing world. He is known as the Gabbar in the cricket fraternity. However, Shikhar Dhawan to Bollywood does not come as a complete surprise. The cricketer has already shown his love for Indian movies on various platforms. He posts reels on trending songs/dialogues from time to time. You can check them out here.

Notably, a source close to the matter has made some encouraging comments. According to the source, Dhawan was approached months back for his role. The makers of the film found him appropriate for that particular role. Dhawan being a movie lover, willingly agreed to take on the job.

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Other Indian cricketers in Bollywood films

Kapil Dev (left) with Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh.

Now that Shikhar Dhawan is coming to Bollywood, it’s time to revisit. Over the years, quite a few Indian cricketers have featured on the big screen. Big names like Sunil Gavaskar, Ajay Jadeja, and Kapil Dev have all tried their hands at films. However, the likes of Vinod Kambli and Yograj Singh are more consistent campaigners in this field. Furthermore, Syed Kirmani and Sandip Patil only have very disappointing memories to look back.