After the huge success of Sultan, which was out and out sports movie, the reports suggest that Salman Khan has started another project based on India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup victory.
The movie is yet to be named, but it seems that it will be produced by Salman Khan’s sister Alvira and her husband Atul Agnihotri. It is also being expected that none other than Kabir Khan will be directing the movie despite facing huge loss in Tubelight.
In September 2016, the reports of Mumbai Mirror suggested that Kapil Dev, who led the Indian team in the triumphant campaign, and other members of the team will guide the production team.
Mumbai Mirror’s publication read, “It goes on the floors later this year, as soon as Kabir wraps up the in-progress Tubelight with Salman Khan. A-list actors who play the cricketing heroes are in the process of being finalized. Kapil Dev, Madan Lal, Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Krishmachari Srikkanth, Syed Kirmani, Yashpal Sharma, Balwinder Sandhu and even Sunil Gavaskar who had to skip the earlier meet because it was his 67th birthday, will be on board as mentors to the actors.”
Some of the other reports also claimed that Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan was supposed to direct the film, but due to his unavailability, Kabir Khan was roped in. Despite having one of the biggest film industries in the world, Bollywood has failed to make a film on one of India’s greatest sporting triumphs.