In the last couple of years or so, the Bollywood film-making industry has been taking immense interest in making the biopics of various sportspersons. A number of biopics have hit the silver screen portraying the struggles and achievements of the prominent names of the world of sports. And now, if the speculations are to be believed, another biopic might soon come out on the big screen – this time, a story based on the legendary Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly has always been regarded as one of the finest leaders of the Indian cricket team. He had taken over the captaincy reins at a time when the Indian cricket was in shatters and traumatized by match-fixing rumors. He took the young team with him and ended up registering famous wins for the national squad, at home, and on the foreign soil.
Certainly, a movie on his life can be very inspiring for his fans and hence, the film-makers are quite keen to start the project soon. As per the recent reports in Times of India, Srijit Mukherji is set to direct the biopic. Earlier, there were rumors that Ekta Kapoor has shown a keen interest in producing the movie. Now, with the name of the Director floating in the media, it seems that the movie can see daylight soon.
It is worth noting that even Sourav Ganguly had once mentioned that he would like to see a top Bengali film-maker to direct his biopic if it ever gets underway. The movie, if it starts to roll out, will be based on the autobiography of Ganguly, which was titled “A Century in not enough”. The book was written by renowned journalist, Gautam Bhattacharya.
Also, Ganguly had recently revealed that Srijit Mukherji has approached him with the biopic idea. However, when asked to confirm the news, Sourav did not give out any clues. For now, Srijit is busy with his project ‘Shah Jahan Regency’, which is set to be released in January 2019. Srijit’s another assignment, ‘Vinci Da’, is also underway and is in production at the moment.