Zorawar (left) and Yuvraj Singh
Amit Karn (MID-DAY; May 17, 2017)

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who tied the knot with Bollywood starlet Hazel Keech last year, has big plans to dive into the movie-making business. What’s more, the stylish southpaw also intends to launch his younger brother, Zorawar, in films. Insiders inform Yuvi, along with mother Shabnam, has held several meetings with well known film producers and financiers in this regard.

Says a source close to one of the financiers, “He is looking at investing big bucks in his brother’s launch pad. Yuvi and Shabnam are in constant touch with the producers and have urged them to up the film’s scale.”

Last year, Zorawar found himself in the thick of a controversy after his estranged wife, Akanksha Sharma, levelled domestic abuse charges against the Singhs on an episode of Bigg Boss 10. Counter allegations followed and the matter hit headlines until eventually fading out. According to Akanksha, Zorawar “does nothing” for a living, but given his good looks, sources say, Yuvraj felt he could give a shot at acting.

“Zorawar has been asked to lose weight as soon as possible. But otherwise, the producers have agreed to all of Yuvraj’s terms and conditions. Hunt for the leading lady and rest of the cast is underway. Once the main cast is ready, an announcement will be made,” adds the insider.