Former Pakistan fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar, says it is for his fans and filmmakers to decide whether a film based on his life should be made or not. But he wants Bollywood’s superstar Salman Khan to play his character in his biopic.

Shoaib Akhtar told IANS, “I know that is the trend these days, but I am no one to decide that. If people think that my life is interesting and inspiring, then they can make a movie out of it. If not, then let it be. It is for fans and filmmakers to decide.” And Akhtar has his preference. “I’d like to see Salman Khan playing my role in the biopic, if that happens.”


Agreeing that sportspersons biopics is the common trend these days in Bollywood biopics like Sultan, With successful films in the past like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom and Azhar.

For now, Shoaib Akhtar will be seen on the small screen only judging the comedy show with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh.