Portraying the life of a sportsperson on the silver screen as a biopic has become a trend in Bollywood these days and in this aspect cricketers are ahead.
Cricket news: Junior Bachchan has been saying about this dream venture for some years now
Recently the biopic of India’s most successful captain MS Dhoni completed its two years and it was a blockbuster hit in the box office.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who portrayed the role of the genius captain on the silver screen, was lauded for his performance by the fraternity.
Now the fans are expecting a biopic of another World Cup winning hero in the likes of Yuvraj Singh and none other than Abhishek Bachchan wants to play the lead role for the film.
The popular Bollywood actor has recently released his new film ‘Manmarziyaan’ which also features actors like Vicky Kaushal and Tapsee Pannu. The film has a different tinge to it and after its release a couple of weeks ago, has been doing well in the box office.
During the film’s promotional event, he was asked by one fan about which one sportsperson’s biopic he would love to do, to which Abhishek said that he would love to enact in Yuvraj Singh’s biopic.
The left-handed Indian batsman has been the hero of two World Cup wins in 2007 and 2011 and was even awarded the Man of the Series award in 2011 World Cup which was held in the subcontinent.
During an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Junior Bachchan said that Yuvraj has an illustrious career and his biopic would be a superb one. He also termed Yuvi as a ‘hero’ and praised the way he handled all the ups and downs of his life.
“So, I’ve said this many years ago, I was very interested, I still feel it’ll be a fantastic biopic. I think Yuvraj Singh‘s life is a film dying to be made. He is an absolute hero, his life arc has been amazing. From his rise as the youngster to the Indian cricket team, his life, his flamboyance, his style, his great gameplay, to finding out that he has cancer, fighting cancer, winning the world cup, making it back to the Indian national team. Great Story,” the actor said.