Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the release of his biopic - Sachin - A Billion Dreams - in the capital on Friday.
The movie which is a biographical drama, captures Tendulkar’s personal journey from being a young boy to a cricketing icon. It also reveals few aspects of his life which have never been known before.
The movie is all-set to hit the silver screens on May 26. Sachin’s meeting with PM Modi comes just a week ahead of the release of his much-awaited film. The star was accompanied by his wife Anjali.
Sachin took to social to post the picture of him shaking hands with the Prime Minister. Sachin’s post read: “Briefed our Hon’ble PM @narendramodi about the film #SachinABillionDreams & received his blessings.”
In his second tweet, Sachin wrote:
“Thank you for your inspiring message @narendramodi ji ‘Jo khele, Wahi khile!’ Could not have agreed more. #SachinABillionDreams”
Meanwhile, PM Modi also praised Sachin and he wrote:
“Had a very good meeting with @sachin_rt. His life journey & accomplishments make every Indian proud & inspire 1.25 billion people.”
Earlier, speaking about the movie exclusively to a news channel, Sachin had said that the movie will focus not just the highs of his career.
The Master Blaster said, “I had to wait 22 years to achieve my dream of winning the World Cup. There were five World Cups in between. Not just me, but the whole team was working together towards achieving that dream.” “The journey to completing my dream is revealed in the movie.”
Sachin’s biopic has been declared tax free in two states – Kerala and Chhattisgarh. The decision was taken by the cabinet of each state, in compliance with government policies.
Produced by Ravi Bhagchandka under the banner of 200 NotOut, the movie is directed by British filmmaker James Erskine. AR Rahman has composed music for the film.