Kai Po Che's Ali — a real-life cricket aspirant too
“Last year, we had sent him to Mumbai for a cricket camp. While he was busy practicing at the MIG Club in Bandra, some people from the Kai Po Che team arrived with recording equipment. Around six to seven boys, including Digvijay, were asked to bat and the movie team recorded their shots. Later, I got a call from one of their representatives that they want to cast my son in their upcoming film,” recalls Digvijay’s proud father Rajkumar Deshmukh, who works as a sports director at a college in Baramati.
However, the family was in a big dilemma, given the fact that just three years ago in 2010, Digvijay, his mother and elder sister had shifted to Pune primarily because the city offered better infrastructure for Digvijay’s only aspiration - cricket.
“When he was in Class VI, he used to play cricket with the Class IX and Class X kids. Sometimes he batted even better than the older boys too. The whole family’s full focus is on his game. The film, we thought, will take him away from his passion,” says Deshmukh.
However, when the family was told that Digvijay’s character has
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