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Ghoomer: Saiyami Kher to play THIS in R Balki-directed film

The film is also starring Abhishek Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi.

Ghoomer: Saiyami Kher to play THIS in R Balki-directed film
Saiyami Kher

Last Updated: 07.24 PM, Feb 28, 2023


Actress Saiyami Kher who is looking forward to her next film Ghoomer says that it has given her a lot of challenges to grow as a performer and reveals more.

The story of the film revolves around a para-athlete, who plays a cricket prodigy. The actress mentioned that even though she is a sportsperson and plays sports extensively, it was quite a different part for her to play.

Elaborating more on her character, Saiyami said, "I play the role of a left-handed bowler in Ghoomer and, for me, in real life, I am a right-handed player. I could never actually step into the shoes of a real-life para-athlete, but even the small hurdles I had to overcome being an athlete myself, reminded me of things we take for granted. Preparing and filming for Ghoomer opened my eyes in a way that I never thought would happen to go into it."

The actress also mentioned that it was physically quite a draining process for her to prepare for the role.

She said, "It was a physically and emotionally challenging time, but my struggles were minuscule when compared to those heroes who make our country proud by participating in so many sports as para-athletes."

The story of the film is inspired by the real-life story of Karoly Takacs, the late Hungarian right-hand shooter who won two Olympic gold medals with his left hand after his other hand was seriously injured.

The film is also featuring - Abhishek Bachchan, Angad Bedi and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles. Abhishek plays her coach and Angad Bedi plays her love interest in the movie.

The actress earlier worked with Abhishek in the web series Breathe, which was released on Amazon Prime Video.

Saiyami debuted as an actor in the 2016 Hindi film Mirzya. She has also appeared in web projects like Special OPS, Breathe: Into the Shadows, and was last seen in the series Faadu that released on Sony LIV.

The film Ghoomer is likely to release this year.

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