Former cricketer turned actor S. Sreesanth, who is trying to make his space in showbiz with reality television shows and films, says he aspires to work in a Hollywood movie with Steven Spielberg.
Does he have a wish list of filmmakers he wants to work with? “I want to work with Steven Spielberg...whether it is a small role or big in a Hollywood movie, it will be a lifetime experience for me. It will be a dream come true for me. And I always believe that anything can happen in life. I look at my life journey as a miracle.”
Explaining why, he said, "I was born in a small village in Kerala. From there, I went on to play for the Kerala state
team and international test cricket for India, and now I am working in TV shows and cinema... Any miracle can happen. So yes, working in a Hollywood movie with Spielberg would be ‘something’.”
Sreesanth has acted in the Richa Chadha-starrer film Cabaret, produced by Pooja Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar, and directed by Kaustav Narayan Niyogi.
On his experience of working in the film, Sreesanth said, “Firstly, I would like to thank Pooja di who took the courage to cast me in the film because when I worked in the film, I was new. I am a cricketer and nobody has seen me as a proper
actor. In my first Hindi film, working in the presence of Mahesh Bhatt, Richa Chadha, Gulshan Grover... I am really happy that way.”
According to him, acting and arts was a much natural choice for him after cricket as he loves sports and acting equally. “Stepping into the world of acting was natural to me I guess, because in my family, so many people are into arts, music and acting. In fact, I was the only black sheep that way, who became a sportsman."
“I always loved cinema, but I loved cricket too. I think in this short span of life, I have managed to do everything that I love.”