Brett Lee charmed everyone during his India trip two weeks ago to promote his debut film, Unindian, which
releases here today. The media was happy with his witty one-liners in Hindi while he charmed fans with his
humility. An excerpt from his interview:
For someone who has seen fame and success, what prompted you to start a new innings?
I got a couple of Bollywood offers, but I wasn’t ready. I was still playing cricket. Then this Australian movie
came along. I had a look at it and loved the script, loved what it stood for, and I thought, this would be a good
chance to do my first movie. It was a massive challenge and a wonderful opportunity that I could not pass up.
You’ve interacted a lot with Indians. Did you learn anything new while working on Unindian?
Probably the Holi Scene. I thought they are saying HOLY when they were talking about Holi. I never knew
throwing colours would be so much fun!
You have a huge fan following in India. How does it feel to have your film releasing here?
The film is made by an Indian. After the Australian release, I am happy that my fans in India would be able to
watch it. I love the country, I love the cul ture, and I love the people! Every time I visit India I feel very
Most cherished memories in India?
Probably playing cricket in front of a packed crowd at Eden Gardens. Also mixing with the local culture and
understanding what India is all about.
How was it working with director Anupam Sharma?
Anupam is such a big hearted, hard-working genu ine guy with an amazing eye for cinema.
And Tanishtha Chatterjee, Supriya Pathak?
Both are respected and hugely talented artists. It was lovely working with them. Supriyaji was so warm.
Tannishtha and I got along really well from day one.
Talking Bollywood, which actors here you have especially enjoyed watching!
Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan are definitely two of my favourites. They have done some great work. I know
them personally too since I have played for their teams in IPL. They are not only great actors but very nice
people too.