Reports: Karan Johar to make biopic on Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is the current BCCI President.
Updated - Feb 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Bollywood has certainly shifted their focus towards cricket in terms of making some brilliant movies for their fans. Every director feels that cricket is one genre from where they can reap the best outcome in terms of money and fame. Now, there are reports in the media that Karan Johar, the ace Bollywood director is planning to make a biopic on the former Indian cricketer and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
Indian cinema is following a trend to make motivational movies and they feel that sport is one of those areas from where they can get the best plot and stories for the same. In the past, several directors have made movies around sportspersons like Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, MS Dhoni-The untold story, Paan Singh Tomar and Azhar. The directors have been successful in churning out some brilliant numbers in terms of the movies’ collection at the box office. Moreover, fans have also liked those movies on the silver screen.
Another biopic on cricketer is set to hit the silver screen
Now, another sports biopic might be on its way. As per reports of Mumbai Mirror, Karan Johar and Sourav Ganguly recently met each other for a discussion over the movie project. ‘Dada’ looks is impressed and has given his consent over the same. Now, both of them are searching for a perfect actor, who can convincingly play Sourav Ganguly’s role on the silver screen.
Recently, during a talk show, Dada was questioned that if a biopic is to be made on him then which actor does he wants to play his role. The former player opened saying that he wants Hrithik Roshan to play his role as he likes him a lot.
At the moment there are a couple of cricket-based movies that are in the making. Firstly, Ranveer Singh starer ’83 is being directed by Kabir Khan that depicts the story on how India won the first World Cup back in 1983. Shahid Kapoor starer movie, which is the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster movie Jersey, is also slated to release in the near future. It is directed by the same director (Gowtham Tinnanuri), who rolled it out in the Telugu version.