Former India cricketer and actor S. Sreesanth, who has featured in the recently released "Cabaret", on Monday brushed aside mockery about his stated ambition to work with acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.

He said people had also mocked him in the past when he was aspiring to play for the Indian cricket team, when he was in the Kerala Under-19 squad.

"I did say I want to work with Steven Spielberg. Yes, because my dreams are... If you ask my friends, they would tell you that when I was in Under-19, if someone asked me what I want to do, I had said, 'I want to play for the country'... and they would have laughed," the former India pacer told reporters here.

"I already did two Bollywood movies, I did Southern movies, and I would love to work in Hollywood," he said.