Ranveer Singh to Janhvi Kapoor:
Bollywood actors in upcoming biopics
Biopics in Bollywood have proved to be not only great money-spinners at the box office but a way to get people interested in the lives of ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats. Packed with tragedy, trials, tears and moments of fleeting glory, film buffs need to buckle up to watch some of the biggest stars take on roles of a lifetime as they bring the stories of real-life heroes to the big screen.
Ranveer Singh to play Kapil Dev
We’ve seen Ranveer Singh play the love-struck hero and the menacing bad guy, but for the first time in his career, fans will get to him take on his first biopic role as Kapil Dev in director Kabir Khan’s ‘83’. As if the impressive first look poster didn’t do enough to get fans excited about the film, the many videos from the sets and photos from the iconic Lords Cricket Grounds, has only added to the excitement. The film that will also see Deepika Padukone play Romi Dev, will reportedly feature some exciting never-before-seen moments that led to India’s historic first-ever World Cup win apart from also delving into the cricketer’s personal life. The film hits theatres on April 10, 2020.
Chhapaak: Deepika Padukone to play acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal
Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Chhapaak’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The Bollywood beauty will be bringing forth the inspiring story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who went on to become an advocate for the rights of fellow acid victims. The film directed by Meghna Gulzar, that marks Deepika’s debut production venture and also stars Vikrant Massey in a leading role, releases on January 10, 2020.
Kargil Girl: Janhvi Kapoor to get into uniform to play Indian Airforce pilot Gunjan Saxena
All of one-film-old, Janhvi Kapoor will soon be seen taking flight with the upcoming biopic on Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena. For the uninitiated, Gunjan Saxena was one of the first few female Indian pilots to go to head into battle during the Kargil war of 1999. According to reports, Janhvi has gone out of her way to prove her mettle and fully sink into the part of of the Shaurya Chakra awardee. The film is expected to release next year.
Shershaah: Sidharth Malhotra to play war hero Vikram Batra
Bollywood hunk Sidharth Malhotra will be back in uniform to take on the role of Kargil War hero Vikram Batra, in the upcoming biopic ‘Shershaah’. Early this year, producer Karan Johar made the announcement on social media saying, “Beginning the journey of #Shershaah soon!”
According to reports, the film will be based on the life of the Indian Army captain who was honoured with the Param Vir Chakra for his bravery in the 1999 Kargil War. He reportedly led one of the toughest operations in mountain warfare in Indian history.
Vicky Kaushal to report for duty as Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw
Bollywood fans have been getting timely history lessons from heartthrob Vicky Kaushal. After getting the entire nation chanting “How’s the josh?”, the actor will be back in uniform to tell the story of Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw. The film that will mark his reunion with ‘Raazi’ director Meghna Gulzar, will see the star play Manekshaw, the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The first look picture of the actor bearing spitting resemblance with the Army Chief has made the wait for 2021 seem unbearable.
Parineeti Chopra to play badminton ace Saina Nehwal
After much delay, the makers of the upcoming biopic on Saina Nehwal have finally got cracking on the film with Parineeti Chopra taking centre court. The biopic that was originally set to star Shraddha Kapoor, later had Parineeti pick up the mantle to play the badminton ace in a story that chronicles her personal and professional triumphs. The yet-untitled film is slated to release next year.
Priyanka Chopra to be back with Ma Anand Sheela biopic
We loved her portrayal of boxer Mary Kom, now, actress Priyanka Chopra is currently developing a biopic on Ma Anand Sheela, the closest aide to controversial Indian godman Rajneesh Osho. The actress, who announced that the film will be helmed by Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, also stated that it will be a while before the project goes on floors, given that the subject demands exhaustive research. The biopic will reportedly chronicle Ma Sheela’s transformation from a fine arts student in India to the right-hand person of a godman, who was eventually con