Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle may be the darling of cricket fans but the actor has gone a step ahead and impressed the Kannada film industry, also known as Sandalwood, by attending star parties and audio launches of movies in Bangalore.
|Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle may be the darling of cricket fans but the actor has gone a step ahead and impressed the Kannada film industry, also known as Sandalwood|
It is common to see Gayle on posters of Kannada movies plastered on the walls, alongside top actors.
The film producers too take advantage of the West Indian batsman’s popularity.
Recently, Gayle was the chief guest at the audio launch of the film Kiladi Kitty.
The auditorium was overflowing and the organisers had a tough time managing the crowd, which was eager to see Gayle on the podium.
Eventually, when Gayle made a dramatic appearance on stage in a filmy manner, the hoots and applause reached a crescendo.
The auditorium almost turned into a mini cricket field with the fans shouting out Gayle’s name.
After releasing the audio CDs of the movie, Gayle told the audience: 'I belong to Bangalore because I represent the Royal Challengers team in the IPL.
'So, I am integral to this city and its people. I am happy to attend the audio launch of this movie.'
It did not end there. Within minutes, Gayle agreed to dance to a disco track from Kiladi Kitty.