In India, it's either Bollywood or cricket: Archana Vijaya

Sep 21, 2012, 09:38 IST | Gauri Pradhan

When it comes to bringing glamour to cricket in current times, Archana Vijaya certainly comes tops.

With the T20 season on, CS caught up with Archana to talk about all things cricket:

Pic/Santosh Nagwekar

An athletic upbringing
When I was in school, I was always passionate about sports. My dad was a lot into cricket, so I couldn’t escape watching that in the house. I also enjoy watching tennis, soccer and gymnastics. I really like the merit-based culture of sports; you play well, you win, you don't, you lose.

Bollywood and cricket
At the end of the day, everyone likes to see a nice package. In India, it's either Bollywood or cricket. These are the two things that rock everyone's boat. So when they come together, it's like a dream come true. You are watching Sachin hitting the sixes and Shah Rukh on the sideline doing a jig. For a fan, what more could you ask for?

Fitting in Mandira’s shoes
When I used to watch Mandira Bedi present the 2003 Cricket World Cup, I never thought I would do the same some day. People keep comparing me to her, but I think everyone has to create their own niche. I think I have done it in my own way, bringing in the glamour and fashion.  

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