Convincing Brett Lee for Victory was a challenge: Ajitpal Mangat

MUMBAI: Forthcoming film Victory’s director Ajitpal Mangat spent three years researching for his debut movie.

Getting 60 real-life cricketers is definitely no cake walk. Mangat says, "It really was an ordeal, as I was not making just another drama film around a game. It’s a movie about the game itself in all its glory. Only I know how much time and effort has been put in, especially to convince the cricketers to be part of this film and help me promote the game through the movie, which is like a religion in India. Having being able to convince and sign Brett Lee was the biggest challenge after which everything just rolled like a snowball effect."

Pal further adds, "All the cricketers have been very nice and have become such good friends with me now that they themselves are interested in promoting the film."

The movie stars Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in the lead. It has been produced by Manmohan Shetty’s Walkwater Media.