Arunraja Kamaraj consults with real life cricketers
The lyricist is making his directorial debut with a film based on women's cricket
We had told you that lyricist-actor Arunraja Kamaraj is turning director with a film based on women's cricket. The latest information is that cricketers Snehal Pradhan and Devika Palshikar have agreed to share their inputs for the film. Arunraja tells CE, "I am done with the scripting work and I'll be meeting Devika in Pune next week. She is an assistant coach for the Indian side and has also represented the team in many ODI matches. She's quite happy to provide insights on training sessions and so on because she feels there aren't many films are based on women cricketers."
Currently, Arunraja is on the lookout for a female lead for his film, who can act and play cricket as well. "It seems very hard to find one. I know it's a rare combination. If I don't find someone, I'll choose an actress, and then train her to play cricket for the film," he says, adding that language is not a barrier and he doesn't need his lead actress to know Tamil. "She just has to be under 22," he says.
"The story also talks about the bond between a father and a daughter," adds Arunraja. Once the team finalises the leading lady, they'll zero in on the names for the role of her father.