IPL 2021: After CSK’s Dhoni, now Suresh Raina to get a big screen, Chinna Thalla wants South actor to play role in his biopic: Former Indian player and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star Suresh Raina is having a time of his life post his retirement from International cricket. The swashbuckling Indian batsman’s life is soon to roll for the fans in his biopic for which he wants a South Indian character to play his role.
In a recent live session on Instagram, Raina deliberated on his specific choice for South Indian actors who he wants to guise up in his biopic. Having played for CSK for so long, the 34-year-old feels that a person from the South is likely to express his love more for Chennai.
“I really want someone who can take that emotion forward because playing for the country or CSK is not easy. I want someone from the South who can really do it. So they can understand how much Chennai and Chennai Super Kings mean to me. I have two three names in my mind, ” Raina said.
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From the pool of South Indian actors, Raina drilled down to Suriya as his first pick, while he named Dulquer Salmaan as the second option to act in his biopic.
“I’d say Suriya. I am sure he can act. And Dulquer Salmaan is really good at acting, ” Raina added.
IPL 2021: Raina released his autobiography ‘Believe’
Earlier this month, CSK’s Mr Dependable released his autobiography ‘Believe — What Life and Cricket Taught Me’ on June 14. In a Twitter post, Raina shared the news with fans as he was signing copies of the books.
Co-authored by Bharat Sundaresan, Suresh Raina narrated the journey he has had for India and the golden word (Believe) from Sachin Tendulkar that he etched on his arm as a tattoo. The word kept him going even when injuries and poor form pulled him down time and again. It also narrates the journey of a bullied boy to becoming a cricket icon, revered by millions.
Raina featured for CSK in phase 1 of IPL 2021 held in India. In the 7 matches that he featured for CSK, he amassed 123 runs. Raina will don the CSK jersey again during phase 2 of the IPL 2021 that would resume in UAE in September.
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