As it's a biopic season in Bollywood and almost all the filmmakers are trying to encash this opportunity by making biopics, here is our list of biopics we are eagerly waiting to watch. Take a look:
Saina Nehwal Biopic
A film on ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is being produced by Bhushan Kumar and directed by Amole Gupte. Shraddha Kapoor was signed for the film earlier but now she has been replaced by Parineeti Chopra. It will be interesting to see how Parineeti will do justice to its character.
Gulshan Kumar Biopic
Mogul follows the life of the Gulshan Kumar who was the founder of the T-Series music label (Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.), and a Bollywood film producer. Akshay Kumar was signed for the film who later exited the project due to creative issues and then Aamir Khan was roped in, who has also left the project due to sexual harassment allegations on director Subhash Kapoor. But now there are reports that Aamir Khan is back on the project as producer Bhushan Kumar has dropped director Subhash Kapoor from the film. Let's see if the film sees the light.
Rakesh Sharma Biopic
Earlier titled as Salute, the biopic was earlier offered to Aamir Khan, who passed the offer on to Shah Rukh Khan and then the title was changed to Saare Jahaan Se Acchha. Now there are reports which suggest that even SRK has left the project and there is no further update on it. However, really wanted to see this film on the big screen and Bollywood's experiment with space.
Vikram Batra Biopic
After wooing the audience with his chocolate boy looks, Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra is now gearing up for Captain Vikram Batra's biopic. Captain Vikram Batra was an officer of the Indian Army who was awarded the prestigious Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War. Captain Vikram Batra was 24 when he died and was given the Param Vir Chakra - India's highest military award - posthumously. The untitled biopic will be directed by Vishnu Varadhan and is being co-produced by Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala. The film is expected to go on floors this year.
Playing the life of another film celebrity must be a revelation for any actor. Richa Chadda must have experienced the same while playing Shakeela, one of the most famous actors of the Malayalam film industry of the nineties, in her biopic.
A movie that will unite the two biggest religions of India - Bollywood & cricket, '83 will tell us the incredible story of India's 1983 cricket world cup victory. Ranveer Singh will play the role of star cricketer Kapil Dev in the movie. The film is being directed by Kabir Khan.
Based on the life of the genius mathematician Anand Kumar, Super 30 is all about his eponymous education program. Starring Hrithik Roshan, the film was scheduled to release in January but was pushed further following the METOO allegations on its director Vikas Bahl. Now the film is slated to release on 26th July 2019.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Ajay Devgn's magnum opus stars Devgn himself in the lead role. The movie is based on the life of Maharashtrian Koli military leader Tanaji Malusare who fought numerous battles alongside Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj. The film is a joint production of Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Ajay Devgn's Ajay Devgn Ffilms, directed by Om Raut. It is slated to release on 10th January 2020.
Thalaivi is the upcoming biopic on late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. The film produced by Vishnu Vardan Induri and helmed by Vijay. The film will go on floors in July this year. Kangana Ranaut is playing the character of Jayalalithaa.
Bollywood's leading lady Deepika Padukone has time and again exhibited her thirst for challenging roles with her diverse choice of films. Giving testimony of the same yet again, Deepika will be seen slipping into the skin of an acid attack survivor Laxmi, for Chhapaak. The film is being directed by Meghna Gulzar and it's slated to release on 10th January 2020.
Bhuj: The Pride Of India
Bhuj: The Pride Of India is an upcoming biopic based on the life of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. The movie is based on a true incident and is one of India's most fascinating war-related stories. Devgn will be essaying the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was Karnik and his team, with the help of the local women, who reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat, in what could be termed as India's 'Pearl Harbour' moment. It will be directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya.