Actor Karan Aanand, who has appeared in films like Baby, Lupt and Rangeela Raja, will soon be seen in a docu-drama on the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry. Titled 16/6 Battle of Cricket, the film is directed by Manoj Shrivastava, former CEO of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.
Explaining the film’s concept, Karan shares, “16/6 Battle of Cricket explores the Indo-Pak rivalry in World Cup Cricket using a unique blend of fiction and documentary. The documentary part features cricket experts and former cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Harbhajan Singh, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, and Boria Majumdar.”
“There are two leads in the fiction portion, who are Indian and Pakistani cricket fans, respectively. They have a bet on World Cup matches every four years and always the Pakistan side loses. The film depicts their journey from the ages of 24 to 52. I’m playing the role of the Pakistani fan,” says Karan.
16/6 Battle of Cricket is produced by Raman Raheja of Sports Flashes. The cast also includes Vipin Sharma, Sukhmani and Aanchal Kohli. The film is expected to release in four weeks.