Sachin was honour with the position of Group captain by Indian Armed forces for the services of his to the Nation.
Much like his cricketing career that has been well-adorned with records, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday held the first screening of his biographical movie "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" for an audience full of personnel from the Indian Armed Forces in the national capital.
Sachin Tendulkar with Army Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa for special screening of his biopic "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" organised for Armed Forces in Delhi.More news: Body Believed to be Missing Duke Student Found
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ICONIC SACHIN TENDULKAR met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform the latter about upcoming film "Sachin: A Billion Dreams". So, today when I stand here as an individual, I take this opportunity to thank the Armed Forces for whatever they do for the country. It is our way to say a big "thank you" for all things they do for us.
"It's a wonderful movie". Dr Anjali Tendulkar, Mrs Kamalpreet Dhanoa and Mrs Rawat were also present at the screening.
When Sachin Tendulkar was approached for a biopic, his first reaction was "but I am not going to act", and Tendulkar accepts that it took him a while to accept the idea of a film on his life. "I also remember, during the Kargil conflict, I was in Srinagar and that was the time we beat Pakistan in that famous game (on June 8, 1999, during the 1999 World Cup), and I remember how proud all of us felt about it". Namrata Sathish, a student, told us, "I didn't get a picture with him but I managed to shake like half his hand and that was more than enough for me".