10 Bollywood superstars who have played sports at a noteworthy level
- How many of these actors did you know who played the sport?
#9 Saqib Saleem - cricket
The 'Hawaa Hawaai' star opened up about his love for cricket in a recent interview where he also mentioned that during his childhood, he and Virat Kohli played cricket together.
Prior to taking up acting, Saleem had opted for a career in cricket and even started off well, representing Jammu & Kashmir in the early stages. He then had a short stint for Delhi before moving to Mumbai in search of modeling opportunities.
Once he found a good footing in the film industry, Saleem experience of playing cricket at the state level saw him being chosen as part of the 'Mumbai Heroes' team in the now-defunct Celebrity Cricket League.
Saleem has also played a role in the cricket-centric movie titled 'Dishoom'.Published 19 Sep 2017, 14:52 IST