Abhinav Bindra may star in his own biopic
The director of the film based on the Olympic gold medallist's autobiography says Bindra might make an appearance in the film in keeping with the tradition of sports biopics
Director Kannan Iyer, who is helming the Abhinav Bindra biopic, hints that the Olympic gold medallist might appear in the upcoming film on his life. The yet-to-be-titled movie is being adapted from Bindra’s autobiography--A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond.
When asked if Bindra would make an appearance in the film, Kannan said, “Yes, possibly towards the end. It is a kind of tradition in sports biopics, but we are yet to decide.”
The plot of the film, which features Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead role, will pretty much pan out on the lines of the book, he says. “He has written a book, so we are going by that. He loved the script and is always available for consultation.”
The Ek Thi Daayan director reveals that Harshvardhan has begun his training under a trained shooter. The real life father-son duo of Anil Kapoor and Harshvardhan will be sharing screen space for the first time for Bindra’s biopic. The film will be shot mostly in Chandigarh; some portions will be shot abroad and the Olympic part will be shot on the sets in Mumbai.