May 24, 2012

Indian Premier League

Will Gayle storm the silver screen?

Akhila Ranganna

Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsman Chris Gayle, the darling of Bangalore's cricket fans because of his big-hitting abilities, is now set to win many admirers in the Kannada film industry - known as Sandalwood. Gayle has reportedly been attending Sandalwood star parties and audio launches and such is his popularity that his face can be seen on posters of Kannada movies plastered on the walls alongside the industry's top actors.

Recently, Gayle was the chief guest at the audio launch of the film Kiladi Kitty, prompting crowd frenzy akin to that at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Royal Challengers' home ground. Having released the movie's soundtrack, Gayle thrilled the audience by dancing to a song from the film along with Haripriya, its lead actress. His footwork is obviously as good as his handwork.

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