|Cricketer turned Singer/Producer Harbhajan Singh|
Out of favour with the national selectors, the Indian off-spinner is now going to produce Punjabi movies.
Harbhajan Singh has recently recorded a four-minute song in order to convey message to writers and singers that they should create music that depicts true Punjabi culture. Harbhajan, an ardent fan of Punjabi music, though is against the usage of vulgar lyrics in Punjabi films and songs. And, in an appeal against explicit lyrics Harbhajan says, "I am not against any particular singer or artist but the way some of the people are working these days is not good for Punjabi culutre. Being a Punjabi, I appeal to them to stop these producing such content."
About Turning Producer
"I am in talks with the leading actors in Bollywood and the Punjabi film industry. I have also finalized the directors for the two movies I am going to produce. The movies will be comedies and will entertain audiences in India and abroad," Harbhajan said in an event in Chandigarh.
The cricket grapevine says Bhajji has one of the shrewdest business brains in the fraternity. Harbhajan and Dhoni are known to share real estate deals in Mumbai. The 32-year-old Harbhajan feels there is a lot of moolah to be made from showbiz.
All for money?
"Most of the cricketers are doing side businesses apart from playing the sport, so why should I be left behind. I feel there is a lot of money in making films and since Punjabi cinema is doing good, this is a lucrative option for me," Harbhajan said.
Singer, Producer, maybe an Actor?
The temperamental bowler, though, does not want to hog all the limelight and clarifies he will not be seen in front of the silver screen. Although Harbhajan has taken part in dance reality shows, he is unlikely to act in movies any time soon.
Cricket stays as first passion, rest all is business!
"Cricket is my passion, it is my first love. So I will not act in my movies as they will just be a side business for me," said the Turbanator.
Yograj Singh, Navjot Sidhu and now Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan, will join fellow Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj in the Punjabi film industry. Yograj is a veteran star in Punjabi Cinema, with 36 Punjabi films under his belt. Cricketer turned politician Navjot Sidhu has also acted in a Punjabi film though only time will tell if he comes back on the big screen again.
Ik Suneha - Harbhajan Singh