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ISL 2018/19: Ex-Manchester United and Kerala Blasters star Dimitar Berbatov makes acting debut in Bulgarian film

Berbatov in action for Kerala Blasters
Modified 30 Apr 2018, 14:32 IST

What's the story?

Former Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Kerala Blasters star Dimitar Berbatov is set to make his acting debut! The 37-year-old, who has mesmerised fans with his football skills, will be starring in an upcoming Bulgarian action film titled 'Revolution X'. The movie will be released on May 11 and will feature the Bulgarian striker in a bit part role.

In case you didn't know...

Berbatov has proclaimed his love for movies in the past as well, with Godfather being a personal favorite of the Bulgarian. Recently, a video surfaced online starring Berbatov and his daughter, as they both recreated a famous scene from 'The Godfather'.

The scene originally featured Marlon Brando's character stroking a cat while sitting in his chair. Berbatov and his daughter recreated the same scene for a charity event with the Bulgarian stroking his Premier League 2010/11 Golden Boot instead of a cat.

The heart of the matter

Dimitar Berbatov, who last played for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League, madde nine appearances, while scoring one goal. He opted against renewing his contract with the Blasters and criticised manager David James for his route one tactics.

Berbatov in a still from the movie Revolution X

The Bulgarian striker has always made it known that he loves the silver screen and would one day like to switch to it. It looks like his wish is finally coming true as he is all set to make his acting debut.

Berbatov in a still from the movie Revolution X

Berbatov will be playing a supporting role in the upcoming action movie 'Revolution X'. The 36-year-old, who is known for his ice-cold composure and lethal attacking instincts, is definitely looking the part. He is even shown torturing people using a football in the trailer, which you can watch below.

What's next?

The 2010/11 Premier League Golden Boot winner has proclaimed his love for the movies in the past as well and he is set to fulfill his lifelong dream. It is still unclear whether he will return to the football field again or if he has switched completely to the silver screen.

Author's take

Berbatov will be following in the footsteps of many sporting superstars, who switched to acting, such as Dwayne Johnson. Footballing stars have also previously featured in movies, most notably Eric Cantona (Elizabeth) and Frank Lebouef (The Theory of Everything). Cantona has acted in over 25 feature films and 3 television films and it remains to be seen whether Berbatov will find the same success in the film industry.

Published 30 Apr 2018, 14:32 IST
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