The show is about a woman cricket aspirant © AFP
The show is about a woman cricket aspirant © AFP

Mumbai: Former India cricketer Kiran More will do a cameo on TV show “Tamanna”. He says his family convinced him to take up acting. The Star Plus show is about a woman cricket aspirant. Featuring Anuja Sathe as the protagonist Dharaa Solanki, “Tamanna” is a finite series which challenges the mentality that a woman’s dreams come with an expiry date. “The story and concept of the show is very unique and unusual, a kind of fresh breath of air on television industry. It was my family who apprised me about a show on a woman’s dream of becoming a cricketer and after that I just glued onto the show and kept myself updated about the progress in Dharaa’s (character essayed by Anuja) life,” More said in a statement. Another reason behind taking up the show is that its makers are his friends Ajinkya and Abhinay Deo. READ: Kiran More to guide Mumbai wicketkeepers at MCA

He said: “Ajinkya is a dear friend. And when he asked me for the role, I obviously couldn’t say no.” Talking about his role, he said: “I come at a point when Dharaa is gearing up for an important cricket match. I see her playing and come to know about her potential, further motivating her more to chase her dreams despite all troubles in her life.”

More is one of the few cricketers who tried their hands in the television industry. Earlier, Former India captain Sourav Ganguly made appearance on the television as he was seen as the anchor of a popular regional quiz show and hosts the current season of the show as well.