Anand Kumar, finest identified for Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer Zila Ghaziabad, is engaged on former India soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s biopic. Bhutia joins the pantheon of sports activities personalities resembling Milkha Singh, Paan Singh Tomar, Mary Kom, MS Dhoni and Sandeep Singh to be immortalised on celluloid.
Kumar has conceptualised the biopic, which can showcase the lifetime of Bhutia. He’s at present within the technique of finalising a director and lead actor for the movie.
#DelhiiHeights and #ZilaGhaziabad director Anand Kumar turns producer… Pronounces a biopic on the inspiring journey of celebrated footballer Bhaichung Bhutia… The director and lead actor are beneath finalization… At the moment, scripting in progress. pic.twitter.com/NkmciwrGv6
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Bhutia is worked up in regards to the undertaking and he believes the filmmaker is the suitable particular person to honour his journey.
“I’m honoured that folks really feel that my journey is value capturing for the large display. I’m sure that Anand will do justice to my story. I hail from a small city in Sikkim, however enjoying soccer for India wasn’t my solely dream. I all the time wished to personal knowledgeable soccer membership and I realised that dream with United Sikkim (his soccer membership),” Bhutia stated in a press release in Mumbai.
He might be concerned in all of the artistic features of the movie, the footballer-turned-politician stated.
“I need the biopic to be as near actuality as doable. I used to be involved in regards to the writing course of, however the second I learnt that Anand has bought Prashant Pandey (author of Sarkar, Poorna and Raid) on board, I used to be relieved,” Bhutia stated.
Kumar stated the thought of creating a movie on soccer struck him throughout 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“Throughout the World Cup, I observed that there was a change within the sporting ardour in India as a result of a big part of India’s youth is now inclined in direction of soccer. Younger youngsters like the game greater than cricket. That is why I wished to make a movie on soccer,” the director stated.
He added Bhutia’s story makes for a compelling movie.
“He has received the Padma Shri and has been a job mannequin for a lot of younger Indians, who observe the sport of soccer,” Kumar stated.
Apart from Bhutia, biopics on sports activities legends resembling PT Usha, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Jhulan Goswami, Baloo Palwankar, Abhinav Bindra and Pullela Gopichand are additionally within the works.
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