Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju is shattering the box office records of all the ‘Khans’, and how! After crossing the Rs 200-crore mark within a week of its release, Sanju is now galloping towards the Rs 300-crore club.
From Sanjay Dutt to Saurav Ganguly, watching one of lifetime’s celebrity biopics might be one of the best ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.
So, which celebrities have had stories fascinating enough? Let’s take a look!
Sanju…One Man, Many Lives:
The biopic on the life of Bollywood’s original wild child Sanjay Dutt has got mixed reviews from fans. If Ranbir’s stellar performance has been lauded, Hirani fans can’t stop raving about the film’s subject.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani whose Munnabhai films saw Sanjay Dutt in the role of a lovable thug, Sanju remains a constant source of intrigue with the audience. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor as the protagonist, other cast includes Vicky Kaushal, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala among others.
Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone:
Sunny Leone debuted in the glamour world with her stint in the TV reality show Bigg Boss and then became the most popular name. But her story was not as easy as it looks on the exterior and to uncover her deep dark secrets, she is coming up with a web series on her life. The trailer of Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone has dropped on the internet and we cannot keep calm!
From a popular face in the porn industry to Bollywood actress, the trailer aptly introduces Sunny as India’s most loved celebrity but also portrays that she is equally hated for her choices in the past.
Biopic on Saurav Ganguly (Name not announced):
Former Indian Cricket Captain, Sourav Ganguly turns 46 recently. Commonly known as Dada, his most notable achievements were leading India to World Cup Finals 2003 and was also India’s second-highest ODI run scorer.
Thanks to Ekta Kapoor’s Alt Balaji, a subscription-based video on demand platform, the production house is planning a biopic, based on the book, A Century is not Enough. Co-authored by Ganguly the book covers the cricketer’s trajectory from Kolkata’s Biren Roy Road to the balcony at Lord’s and the Indian Premier League.
According to an Indian Express report, the former Indian captain is thrilled about the project after a few rounds of talks.
His story is that of passion, aggression and a never say die spirit that is as unique as his cricketing style.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
The biopic on India’s celebrated skipper, MS Dhoni is the cricketer’s ode to his well-wishers, friends, and family, who stood by him at all times – in success and failure. Their immense contribution in fulfilling his dream, his faith in himself and ability to battle professional and personal setbacks, forms the story.
The film traces the journey of the Captain cool from being a ticket collector at Kharagpur station to a renowned attacking batsman/wicket-keeper/captain.
The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput as MS Dhoni, along with Kiara Advani and Disha Patani among others.
On the professional front, Sushant along with Sanjana Sanghi will play the lead in the upcoming Bollywood adaption of the popular book “The Fault In Our Stars.”. The Hindi remake has been titled as ‘Kizie Aur Manny’.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag:
Milkha Singh or the ‘Flying Sikh’ overcomes many agonizing obstacles to become a world champion, Olympian and one of India’s most iconic athletes.
The film traces his scarred childhood, brutalized by India’s Partition; followed by penury and petty crimes. However, it will be interesting to watch how he joined the Indian army and the rest is history!
The film casts Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh, along with Divya Dutta, and Sonam Kapoor among others.
There are others fascinated biopics which includes Dirty Picture (Based on the life of Silk Smith), Haseena Parkar (Based on Dawood’s sister on the same name), Neerja (Based on flight attendant’s Neerja Bhanot), Azhar (Based on Azharuddin) among others.
Upcoming movies which are based on sports personalities life include Soorma, Gold, ’83 etc.