Off late there has been a shift from masala movies to biopics. Filmmakers instead of focusing on cliched romantic movies that return Rs 100 crore at box office are now trying to make movies that touch the audience's hearts. Not to mention that when an actor portrays a real life character, our respect for him grows leaps and bounds. And that is because of the way they do justice to the roles they pick, says a lot about their acting skills.Last we all saw, Padman, based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a man who wore a sanitary pad just to break the taboo. Before this, we saw blockbusters like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Dangal.And if you thought that Bollywood was done with biopics with the end of 2017, you are wrong, as the year 2018 is jam-packed with biopics. Come, let's take a look at these biopics which everybody is looking forward to:
Kannan Iyer is coming up with a biopic on Indian Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra.According to The Times of India, the film is based on Abhinav Bindra's autobiography, 'A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold.' And Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor is all set to immerse himself into this after his upcoming vigilante flick Bhavesh Joshi. It has also been reported that to get under the character's skin, Harshvardhan is visiting the shooting range and meeting Bindra’s coach.
Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the title role of Rani Laxmibai in her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which is set to release in August 2018.
Mogul is a film based on the life of Gulshan Kumar. In an interview with Bombay Times, Gulshan's son Bhushan Kumar shared, "I can think of no one better than Akshay to play him on screen.This is not just another film for us. Mogul is a very emotional project. This is a story, which will be narrated only once. Subhash is working on the script, and the focus is on getting it right. There are so many aspects of the subject, and it’s important that the right emotional connect comes through."
Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to travel to space. His biopic will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and will be directed by Mahesh Mathai. According to Deccan Chronicle, Shah Rukh Khan will play the role of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
Shraddha Kapoor has been training under former badminton player Pullela Gopichand for past month-and-a-half for her upcoming movie based on the life of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. According to TOI, the shooting has been put on hold till Shraddha perfects her game to look convincing on screen.
Ranbir Kapoor will be seen stepping into Sanjay Dutt's shoes. Yes, RK is bringing all the ups and downs of the veteran actor's life on screen. Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, the film also stars Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanayata Dutt, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Vicky Kaushal.Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani announced on Twitter, "#DuttBiopic releasing on June 29."
According to an update by TOI, Kangana Ranaut and Amitabh Bachchan have been approached by filmmaker R Balki for a biopic based on Arunima Singh, the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest. Though there is no official confirmation, it is believed that Big B will be playing the role of a mentor.
We all have read about Flicker Singh aka Sandeep Singh and his contribution to the field of Hockey. Though he left the field to make way for the next generation, he is still remembered and cherished by the nation. Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has been roped in to portray hockey star Sandeep Singh in an upcoming biopic, Soorma.
Super 30 is an upcoming biopic on the mathematical wizard Anand Kumar, whose role is being portrayed by Hrithik Roshan. According to a TOI report, Anand Kumar said that even though Hrithik looks nothing like him, he will encapsulate the spirit of his character perfectly.
The first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics in 2016, ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an inspiration to many. "It feels great to make a biopic on PV Sindhu. It’s a story of a girl who has inspired millions of Indians and given a message that everyone can dream big and not only dream but achieve it too by working hard. It's a journey that everyone has to know and be inspired," says actor-producer Sonu Sood, who according to The Hindu is all set to create a biopic on PV Sindhu's life and victory.That's all, folks. I hope you liked the story. If you have an interesting story to share, do write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.