Leander Paes paired opposite Ameesha Patel in Rajdhani Express

If fashion models can become actors and even cricketers can give it a try, then why should tennis stars keep a distance from Bollywood fame and glory? Well, soon to be seen on the silver screen is Leander Paes who’s now planning to give acting a try. Yes, he totally swooned the women with his backhand and brilliant smashes on the court and now, he would romance Ameesha Patel on screen. The film titled Rajdhani Express that would mark Paes’s entry into films is to be directed by Ashok Kohli. Paes was being offered films for the past 15 years but it’s only now that he has relented. Just like his game, Paes obviously wants to give this film his very best shot and therefore has enrolled himself in Anupam Kher’s acting academy for a three month long course. Everyone is tight lipped about this project and what is known is that Paes would be playing a common man in a faced – paced plot. Well, that kind of pressure is something he can handle.

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