After the successful films on sports like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom, Sultan, Dangal and others, Bollywood is coming up with more sports biopics in upcoming days.
Till now many films have been announced and some films have already started rolling. According to the industry insiders, 6 sports biopics are in the process as listed below:
1. Akshay Kumar (Gold) - Balbir Singh
Akshay Kumar has started the shooting of his upcoming movie Gold directed by Reema Kagti. The film is based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh who was the part of that team which won first independent Gold medal for India in Olympics.
2. Varun Dhawan - Major Dhyanchand Biopic
Karan Johar already has bought the rights of making a biopic on hockey legend Major Dhyanchand and there are the speculations that Varun Dhawan may play the leading role in the film.
Famous writer-director Amol Gupte is directing a biopic on Badminton Champion player Saina Nehwal and Shraddha Kapoor will play leading lady in the film.
4. Randeep Hooda - Wrestler Virendra Singh Yadav
Randeep Hooda is playing leading role in a biopic based on the life of deaf and mute wrestler Virendra Singh Yadav. Randeep is even producing that film.
5. Sushant Singh Rajput - Murlikant Petkar
Sushant Singh Rajput is in the talks for playing leading role in a biopic based on Murlikant Petkar who won gold in Paralympics for India in Swimming.
6. Deepika Padukone - PV Sindhu
Actor Sonu Sood is planning to make a film on Badminton player PV Sindhu and currently, he is working on the script. There are the rumours that Sonu Sood is planning to cast Deepika in that film.