Saiyami Kher trains with former cricketer Murali Karthik for Ghoomer

The actor plays a cricket prodigy in the movie
Saiyami Kher trains with Murali Karthik for her role
Saiyami Kher trains with Murali Karthik for her role

Saiyami Kher is all geared up for her role in the upcoming movie Ghoomer where she plays a cricketer. To inculcate the real-life nuances of her character she trained with former cricketer Murali Karthik. Kher plays the role of a cricket prodigy and has been keeping herself busy with several kinds of physical fitness training to make her fit the role as well.

Saiyami’s role requires her to play a left-handed cricketer and hence Karthik was roped in to be her trainer. Back in the day, he was a specialist slow left-arm orthodox bowler credited for his loop trajectory and ability to spin and bounce.

Kher comments, “I have been obsessed about cricket and played the game since school. I used to try playing the sport with both my hands but the dominant hand in life is my right hand so on Ghoomer, the challenge was to train and become a left-hander. It was very kind of Karthik to step in, help me with my action and give me those key points and small details that make the difference. I always loved his classic orthodox action as a kid. So it was so much fun training with him. “

Ghoomer is inspired by the story of Karoly Takacs, the late Hungarian right-hand shooter.  He became an Olympic gold medalist too using his left hand after his right got seriously injured. The movie is co-written by Rahul Sengupta, Rishi Virmani, and R. Balki and directed by Balki. It also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Angad Bedi, and Shabana Azmi in major roles. 

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