Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar not interested about biopic on him
Gavaskar also talked about his interaction with Khan regarding the film 83.
Updated - Mar 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Nowadays, biopics on a number of famous personalities have been doing the rounds. Back 2016, a movie on MS Dhoni released. In the very next year, a documentary on the legendary Sachin Tendulkar hit the silver-screens. Recently, reports also emerged that a film would be made on wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, the role of whom would be played by Vikrant Massey.
In the meantime, a movie on Sunil Gavaskar, the evergreen Indian batsman, is also in the making. Renowned director Kabir Khan is making a movie surrounding India’s World Cup triumph in England back in 1983, also involving Gavaskar. However, the 69-year-old Gavaskar said that he doesn’t have interest in having a biopic as he feels that his life isn’t interesting enough.
Yes, I met Kabir
“I am really not interested in making a biopic on me. I have a very regular, normal routine life. As an audience, even I do not want to watch it on-screen. Why would people do that then? I was approached with the proposal of a biopic a few times, but I think my life is not interesting for a biopic,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying to the media.
Gavaskar also talked about his interaction with Khan regarding the film. “Yes, I met Kabir and the kind of conversation that we have regarding the making of the film was more to do with the era of that World Cup Tournament… The journey of the team up to that match. We had a conversation on that regards. But I think we will meet again to share inputs little later,” he added.
In his career that spanned from 1971 to 1987, Gavaskar played 125 Tests and 108 ODIs in which he notched 10,122 and 3092 runs respectively. He also racked up 35 centuries and 72 half-centuries in his illustrious career. With the ball, he had the privilege of dismissing the enigmatic Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan.