Sourav Ganguly agrees for biopic, Ranbir Kapoor likely to play Dada

Published: July 13,2021 06:59 PM

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that he has given his approval to shoot his biopic

July 13, 2021: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that he has given his approval to shoot his biopic.

The former Indian captain’s biopic will be a big budget Bollywood film. According to sources, the biopic is being made under a big banner-production house with a budget of around Rs 200 to Rs.250 crore being earmarked for the film.

In an interview, Sourav Ganguly confirmed the news. He said, "Yes, I have agreed to the biopic. It will be in Hindi but it is not possible to reveal the name of the director now. It will take some more time for everything to be finalised."

Sources say that the script is currently being written. The production house has had multiple meetings with Sourav Ganguly.

While there is a lot of speculation of who is going to play the lead role in the biopic, it is learnt that Ranbir Kapoor is the first choice to play Dada in the movie. There have been instances in the past where Ganguly had denied any such reports of a biopic on him but have also expressed his desire of seeing Ranbir in the lead role if ever there was a biopic made on him.

It is not the first time that the news of Sourav Ganguly's biopic is making headlines. Earlier, there have been many reports regarding the biopic. However, Sourav had never admitted to any of the reports before. But this time, the BCCI president himself has informed that the biopic is in works. The shooting for the film will start after the pre-production work is completed. For now, the matter is being kept confidential.

The entire journey of Sourav Ganguly - till he becomes BCCI president - will be captured in the biopic. There’s no clarity yet on when the movie will be released.

Ganguly’s will be the latest biopic on cricketers; MS Dhoni’s biopic was a super hit, while former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin had his too. There was also a documentary movie on Sachin Tendulkar.