A cricketer’s kid may not always want to follow his dad’s footsteps when it comes to choosing a profession. Saif Ali Khan is a prime example of this. And following in Chhote Nawab’s footsteps, Chirag Patil is excited to play a major role in Amjad Khan’s upcoming project. Starting his acting career in a TV serial at the age of 20, Chirag’s next project was a Marathi film followed by a role in Dev Anand’s Chargesheet. In his upcoming film Le Gaya Saddam, he’s playing Raghubir Yadav’s grandson.
Talking about his reintroduction to the Hindi film industry, the 24-year-old believes one should stick to what he or she is good at. “I think I’m comfortable in front of the camera more than anything else and working with people like Amjad only helps me grow as an actor.” Son of former Indian batsman Sandeep Patil, Chirag says his father played a huge role in this decision. “He was clear from the very beginning that I wasn’t meant for cricket. Cricket to me starts with Sachin Tendulkar and ends with him.”
Like father, like son
Sandeep Patil dabbled in Bollywood once upon a time. He starred opposite Poonam Dhillon and Debashree Roy in the 1985 film Kabhi Ajnabi. Interestingly, Syed Kirmani - the then wicketkeeper of India played the role of the villain in it.