After M.S. Dhoni’s biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story’ or athlete Milkha Singh’s biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, now former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly announced his biopic. The film will be directed by Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth and is scheduled to begin filming in December.
According to a report by Mid-Day, Ayushmann Khurrana is a left-handed batsman, like Ganguly, and the producers are confident that he can accurately portray the cricketer’s on-field persona. The actor will also have to undergo extensive training to learn about Ganguly’s life off the field.
Previously it was reported that Ranbir Kapoor is in talks to play the lead in the biopic, however, Khurrana bags the role for himself.
A source close to the film told the tabloid, “Ayushmann will begin training next month in Mumbai. He will have over two months to prep for the role before the project goes on floors in December.” The source also said that Sourav Ganguly had already met the main man.
Speaking of the professional front, Khurrana is currently seen in the sequel of his film Dream Girl. Helmed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl 2 also stars Ananya Panday and Paresh Rawal along with the original cast members such as Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz and Abhishek Banerjee.