Alex Reece, who played the main villain in the Diljit Dosanjh starrer Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018), is all set to essay the role of a British spy in Indian born British director Kavi Raz's historical drama Sarabha - Cry For Freedom.
Being made in Hindi, Punjabi and English, the movie will be based on the life of an important but yet unknown personality Kartar Singh Sarabha from the history of Punjab.
Starring Japtej Singh and Mukul Dev in lead roles, the movie will depict the emerging of the Ghadar movement in America and its relation to the beginning of independence movement in India.
Alex, who will be seen playing a Hindi speaking British Intelligence officer named Hopkinson, says it's early to divulge more about his character. But this is not the first time Alex has a spy connection to his role. The British actor who has worked in Hollywood flicks is also known for his appearance in a mega-budget James Bond commercial starring Daniel Craig.
"We just had a very exciting schedule in Canada and I'm super excited to be part of Sarabha. There is so much culture and history embedded in the language, that if an actor wants to be able to contribute and integrate his performance into Indian cinema, I think learning the language is a necessity. Learning Hindi not only helps me communicate but emote with a better understanding," stated Alex, who is busy learning Hindi from some time now.
Must say, this is one foreign actor who seems to love India so much that he is prepared to take uncalculated risks and even learn a new language. Impressive indeed.
Alex Reece first hit the cinema screens as the bleach-blond haired assassin chasing 007 Daniel Craig in the Skyfall Heineken featurette commercial, Crack The Case in 2012. He has been part of films like Curse Of The Witching Tree, and Brash Young Turks.