(This article is authored by Alar)
After the tremendous response for the biopics on Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as 83 and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, the next cricketer's life to be on silver screens and it's none other than Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly is an Indian cricket administrator, commentator and former national cricket team captain who served as the 35th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Produced by Luv Films, Ganguly himself preparing the screenplay of his biopic. Sreejith Mukherjee, who is directing this film, has previously directed the biopic of Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj. There have been reports in the national media that Ranbir Kapoor has been cast in the role of Sourav in the biopic.
The name of actor Hrithik Roshan is also being mentioned. Reports also suggest that Ganguly picked Ranbir. However, as of yet, there has been no official word on the matter. Meanwhile Ranbir Kapoor lastly seen in Brahmastra Part One: Shiva which fallen for greater response and a sequel is confirmed. He will be next seen in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar and Animal.
Sourav to the popular media outlet said, "No final decision has been taken. I hope we can share something positive after the meeting." Recently, Sourav disclosed that he will soon be in Mumbai for several weeks to finalise the script. The former cricketer is in no rush to complete the biopic's script as he would prefer a more streamlined process overall. According to claims, the movie will cover every aspect of Sourav Ganguly's life, from his early days as a cricketer to his role as a president of the BCCI.
A biopic of Ganguly was announced two years ago. He is considered by many to be the king of Indian cricket. During his time on the field, Ganguly proved himself to be not only one of the best batsmen in the world, but also one of the best Indian cricket captains of all time. It was Ganguly's older brother, Snehasish, who first got him interested in cricket. He is the third batsman in history, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq, to score 10,000 runs in ODIs, and the eighth highest run scorer of all time.