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Brett Lee's unIndian film showing in India

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 11:07 IST

New Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, recently hosted a special screening of the film "unIndian" starring Australian cricket legend Brett Lee. The film, which premiered last week, is showing in cinemas across India.

Ms Sidhu said "Brett Lee is widely known to India and Indians. As a cricketer, his pace bowling has won him laurels at home in Australia and the admiration of his Indian supporters. Now he has embarked on a different career, as an actor."

"His long-standing connection with India, both as a cricketer and as an icon of Australia-India people-to-people ties, will stand him in good stead as an actor."

Brett Lee said, "Due to my schedule, I missed the reception by High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu, and thank her and her office for hosting this exclusive screening of "unIndian" at the Australian High Commission in Delhi."

"The film conveys a strong message of cross-cultural understanding. Set in Australia, and the first Australian film of its kind, the film has a Bollywood flavour and looks at the two cultures."

"Our director Anupam Sharma has done a great job in bringing two cultures together in this film through humour and love. I am particularly appreciative of the great crew, specially my co-actor Tannishtha Chatterjee," Lee added.

The film's producer, Lisa Duff, said, "For us the film, which started with the announcement by the Australian Prime Minister in Mumbai, has come a full circle as we celebrate its success in India through this exclusive screening so generously hosted by the High Commissioner. On behalf of unIndian we thank the High Commission for this honour."

The film portrays the relationship between an Indian woman and an 'Aussie' guy who become romantically involved. The film's promotions describe it as a cross-cultural comedy with "a lot of heart and spice".

Lee has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and also sang 'You're the one for me', a duet with India's singing legend, Asha Bhonsle, which became popular in both India and Australia. Lee has also written and composed a song for " un Indian". (ANI)

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