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Bravo to spend birthday on film set
West Indies ODI captain, Dwayne Bravo, will spend his 30th birthday today, filming his debut movie—an Indian thriller.
Bravo, a flamboyant and renowned entertainer, with two singles already released in collaboration with Grammy-award winning superstar Beenie Man, will feature in a specially created song and dance sequence for the much anticipated Tamil movie, Ula, directed by Rajan Madhav.
This is Bravo’s first film role and he feels it is fitting that his debut will be in an Indian movie.
On the eve of the press conference announcing his signing for the movie, he told reporters: “India is like my second home now, so I was thrilled when my agent presented the opportunity to me and more so, when she mentioned it was going to be filmed in Chennai, a city to which I obviously have a deep affiliation as a member of the IPL team, Chennai Super Kings. I love the people of Chennai and the people of India, and I am relishing the opportunity to work with a talented and highly respected cast and crew in my first film.”
Although the Super Kings lost in the semi-final, Bravo was excited at the prospect of still giving something back to the adoring Chennai public - this time in the form of exhibiting his trademark song and dance moves in the movie ‘Ula,’ which features an impressive Indian cinematic cast including Ajmal, Viddharth, Ashok, Radhika Apte, Gayathrie and several other acclaimed stars.
“It was totally unplanned that filming happened to fall on his birthday, but it is a very special way for him to celebrate reaching this milestone and is a testament to all that he has achieved, and continues to achieve” Bravo’s representative, Emma Everett said.
Contrary to his image, however, it is not all about glitz and glamour for the gifted all-rounder, who is often referred to as the talisman in the much loved West Indies international cricket team for his incredible energy and confidence. Bravo will, as he does every year, spend his birthday visiting shelters for the homeless and children’s orphanages, to provide to the needy.