By Hindustan Times
Standby Director: Sanjay Surkar
Actors: Adinath Kothare, Siddharth Kher
“You were a footballer. How could you embezzle Rs 20 lakh from a bank?” asks the TV reporter. Seriously. How? The fellow being questioned is rightly flummoxed. So should the viewer.
Footballers, especially former footballers (as in this case), you see, cannot be associated with frauds. Swami Vivekanand rightly put it, “You will be nearer to heaven playing football than studying the *Bhagavad-Gita.”* The old man before us has been wrongly accused. You know.
Here’s why. His son is the designated captain of the Indian football team. That boy must choose not to play, so that the player on “standby” gets a chance to be part of the team. This captain refuses to budge. He’s beaten up. His father is driven to