Anushka Sharma, the girl who urges Akshay Kumar to follow his dreams and play cricket for England in the hit Bollywood movie Patiala House, has a brother who actually played Ranji level cricket.
“Not many people know this - my brother Karnesh Sharma was a state-level cricketer. He played for the Ranji trophy. But he had to let go of his aspirations and join the Merchant Navy. So the subject really matters to me. My character sees Akshay’s (who played Gattu in the film) frustrations and since she has a crush on him since they were 17, she urges him to follow his dreams,” Anushka told the Khaleej Times.
On his part, Akshay actually learned to bowl and worked with Balvinder Singh Sandhu to improve his bowling action.