Sourav Ganguly confirms his biopic; Will Ranbir Kapoor play the lead?
The date of release for the Sourav Ganguly biopic has still not been revealed.Author : Priyanka Vinayak
Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's biopic has been announced. The former captain himself tweeted out the news on Thursday about the movie.
While the date of release for the biopic though is yet to be revealed, it will be produced by Luv Films and could be directed by Luv Ranjan.
Sourav Ganguly said that he was "thrilled" about an upcoming biopic on him. "Cricket has been my life, it gave confidence and ability to walk forward with my head held high, a journey to be cherished," Ganguly tweeted. "Thrilled that Luv Films will produce a biopic on my journey and bring it to life for the big screen," he added.
Ganguly, fondly called Dada, is one of the most successful skippers in the history of Indian cricket and currently serves as President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Luv Films, the production house founded by filmmaker Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, shared the film announcement on Instagram Thursday.
"We are thrilled to announce that Luv Films will produce Dada Sourav Ganguly's biopic," the statement read.
"We are honoured to be entrusted with this responsibility and look forward to a great innings," the producers further said.
Ganguly played in 113 Tests and scored 7,212 runs for India while finishing with 11,363 runs in 311 ODIs.
The Prince of Kolkata as he was fondly known, was also one of the most successful captains for India, taking the team to the final of the ODI World Cup in 2003 and to greater heights in Tests.
The likes of MS Dhoni, Mohammad Azharuddin, hockey player Sandeep Singh, Saina Nehwal, Milkha Singh, Mary Kom are among some athletes on whom sports biopics that have already been made in Bollywood.