It’s raining autobiographies and bio-epics, while the Flipkarts and Amazons continue their honeymoon with the sales and pre-bookings.
Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography is creating tremors in world cricket, and getting torn apart is English cricket, who adopted the star batsman 14 years back. KP’s autobiography has got the cricketing world talking with detractors rubbishing the claims, while the likes of Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith have coming in with support. Talking of tremors, one man can’t be left out. Joining the band is is Shantakumaran Sreesanth.
According to our reliable source (a very close friend of Sree), Sreesanth who has downloaded the book from a torrent site is believed to be in love with the book and plans to share his review through a series of brutally honest tweets. That’s not all, to create serious seismic waves; the former Indian fast bowler is all set to come up with an autobiography, which he wants KP to ghost write for him.
If the source is to be believed, Sreesanth has some concerns as he isn’t sure if KP (unlike MS Dhoni) has forgiven him or not for the beamer at Trent Bridge in 2007, so to keep his options open, he has also sent tenders to Herschelle Gibbs (author, ‘To the Point’) and Shoaib Akhtar (author, ‘Controversially Yours’), along with KP, asking them to write one chapter each for his epic, which will be called ‘Sree 420’. A book, where Sreesanth plans to expose the bullies of world cricket with his side of the story.
“Sree 420 is much influenced by KP’s book. The bullies – MSD and his friends are referred to as ‘Big Geese’, while Harbhajan is ‘Chunt’ and Fake IPL player is ‘Appam Mukherji’. Sree will write how the entire hostile cricket world made him look like a ‘Good Blooper’,” said the source.
It doesn’t end here; he plans to finish the book before Diwali and is planning a bio-epic based on the book that will compete with the release of Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni.
“He took this decision after the first ODI against West Indies. Sree feels that the Kochi crowd were let down due to MSD’s captaincy, and things would have been different had he played and led. Sree knows MSD is overhyped and will never get a Jhalak Dikhlaja entry.
It’s Sree’s story that people would want to see. Once the book is released, Sajid Khan will immediately start the film’s pre-production. Unlike others, Sree doesn’t need anyone else to play him. Of course he plays himself,” the source added.
On reaching Sajid Khan, the director of Himmatwala and Humshakals fame,didn’t reveal much about the ambitious project. “The bio-epic epidemic has caught the industry and I don’t want to miss out. There are three tentative titles we are looking at – Sree 420, Himmatwala Returns or Gimmickwala. Uday Chopra will make a comeback on screen playing Rahul Dravid, Sree’s last captain. And cashing on Humshakal’s success Ram Kapoor will play a triple role of the chief antagonists – Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds. It’s too early to disclose more. Let’s wait for the book first,” said Sajid.
Rightly said, let’s wait with bated breath.
P.S – This is a Satire and should be taken in the same spirit.