July 17, 2016
It Could Have Been Football: Actor Suraj Sharma
Suraj Sharma, actor of ‘Life of Pi’, dreamt of being a football player when he was handed the script that made him one of the most loved actors in Hollywood. We met recently in Toronto, Canada for the screening of ‘Umrika’, where we shared french fries and talked about football and cricket. The actor who lived in New Delhi, India, surprised most when he daydreamed of making it big in the football world instead of following the dreams of most Indian boys – to become a cricketer. When Suraj was asked, “why not cricket?” he explained that even though he respects the game, he doesn’t like it because it “sucks out too much funding,” some of which he believes could go towards games like football, women’s hockey and tennis. Now, Suraj focuses on his acting career that boomed after he was granted, at the age of seventeen, a part in ‘Life of Pi’.