Chhetri to feature in web series on football

Chhetri to feature in web series on football

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri will make a cameo in high octane football web drama Bombers. Indian football’s most successful striker, Chhetri is excited about facing camera for a scripted performance.

What made Chhetri agree to accept the role. “It’s a story about characters who lose their focus in life and how football brings them together. This is a story of redemption, where sport gives them a chance to find their way in life,” the footballer has told news agency IANS.

“It is a motivational story. For me, of course, it’s football that brings me here to be part of this endeavour. I just hope that a lot of people watch this and get motivated in life,” he said.

The ten episode show featuring Ranvir Shorey, Varun Mitra, Aahana Kumra, Sapna Pabbi, Prince Narula, Zakir Hussain, Annup Sonii and Meiyang Chang, among others, will be streamed on OTT platform ZEE5 on June 22.

The show intends to support a special programme Education With a Kick of the Oscar Foundation. The programme encourages underprivileged children to learn life skills to complete primary education.

As the footballer met the children from the organisation, he said: “I enjoyed meeting such enthusiastic talents. In fact, we had a game with those kids and it was so much fun.”