By Hindustan Times
He has ruled the world of tennis for more than a decade and now Leander Paes wants to make an impact in Bollywood. The 39-year-old, who made his film debut with Rajdhani Express recently, reveals that he is considering taking up acting as a serious profession.
“I’ve entertained everyone with tennis for years and now it’s time to entertain my fans with some hard-hitting real stories that I believe in. I’d like to do more films. I am now looking at myself as a student of acting,” he says.
Ask him if tennis will take a back seat now and Paes says, “Not at all. I am playing full calendar. Honestly, I love my tennis life and feel lucky to be a tennis player. But now I want to explore myself as an actor as I feel I’ve achieved all that I could in the world of tennis.