The biopic of Sourav Ganguly, one of the most successful and charismatic cricketers in Indian history, has been in the works for a long time. Ever since Ganguly himself announced the project in 2021, the film to be produced by Luv Ranjan. Fans have been eagerly waiting to know who will portray him on the big screen. Ranbir Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana both were being considered for the role for a long time.
If reports are to be believed, Ayushmann Khurrana, the versatile and talented actor who has delivered several hits in different genres, has been roped in to play the lead role of Dada, as Ganguly is fondly called by his fans and teammates. First time this rumour appeared in tabloids 7 months back.
Ayushmann Khurrana To Start Shooting For Sourav Ganguly Biopic
Khurrana, who is also a left-handed batter like Ganguly, will have to undergo intense training to get into the skin of the character. He will have to learn Ganguly’s mannerisms, batting stance, and other aspects of his personality and cricketing style. The actor is expected to start his training from next month, as the shooting of the film is slated to begin in December.
A source was quoted in a Peeping Moon report saying, “Producers Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, who are producing this film under their Luv Films banner, have hit a six by bringing together Ayushmann Khurrana and Vikramaditya Motwane. Both have established themselves as formidable forces with an incredible body of work throughout the years. Ayushmann, also a left-handed batsman like Ganguly, is a perfect fit for his biopic, while Motwane has already proven his mastery with films such as Udaan, Lootera, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, and Jubilee. Stakeholders are fired up and gung-ho about the kind of cinematic masterpiece they are set to create together. The film will officially be announced soon.” It is also being learnt that while Motwane had signed on the project early on, he had decided to opt out of it. However, now we hear, that the director was keen on returning and has already kicked off work on it.
Reports have it that the actor is already in talks with everyone and will be sealing the deal soon. In fact, soon after, he is expected to dive into the preps for the film since he will have to undergo extensive training for months considering his character of a cricketer. Although several details about the venture are kept under wraps, we hear that if all goes well, the film will go on floors in the second half of 2024.
Sourav Ganguly Biopic Will Be A Treat For Cricket Lovers And Cinema Goers
The biopic of Sourav Ganguly is expected to be a grand spectacle that will appeal to both cricket lovers and cinema goers alike. The film will feature some of the most memorable moments of Ganguly’s career, such as his debut century at Lord’s, his shirtless celebration at Natwest Trophy final, his epic partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, his comeback after being dropped from the team, and his retirement speech.
The film will also have a stellar cast that will include some of the best actors from Bollywood and other industries. The makers are yet to reveal who will play the roles of other cricketers and celebrities who were part of Ganguly’s life and career.
The film will also have a high production value, with authentic locations, costumes, and props. The makers are planning to shoot the film in Mumbai, Kolkata, London, and other places that are relevant to Ganguly’s story. The film will also have a musical score that will capture the mood and emotions of the film.
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