‘Thank You’ team enjoys cricket in Vancouver

May 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Akshay Kumar By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Director Annees Bazmee’s film “Thank You” is about a tennis star, but actor Irrfan Khan says cricket was the flavour on the sets of the movie in Vancouver.

“We shoot the film till late evening and since it’s daylight even at 8 p.m., we play cricket till the sun supports us late in the night. We have as much fun during shooting as we have afterwards. Our cricket matches have become a serious business,” Irrfan, who will be seen in the film, told IANS from Vancouver.

Sonam Kapoor plays tennis star in the film that also has Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol. Irrfan says he never had more fun shooting for any movie.

“I’m working for the first time with almost everyone in the cast and crew - from Anees Bazmee to Akshay Kumar - and it doesn’t feel like the first time. Everyone is so chilled out. I had worked with Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Now I’m working with Sonam,” he said.

But the one bonding that Irrfan really values in Vancouver is with Bobby Deol.

“I recently worked with Bobby’s brother Sunny. We were cordial. But with Bobby it was instant camaraderie. He’s so genuine and simple. Most of my scenes are with Bobby. We’ve become close friends.”

On Irrfan’s insistence it has now been decided that on their return, the “Thank You” team members will try to get together in Mumbai to play at least one match every week.

“We actors need to explore areas of interest beyond acting. We will certainly carry forward our new team spirit and enthusiasm for cricket,” he said.

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