Aamir Khan declared a few years ago that he will remake the Spanish classic Campeones. It was previously reported that Aamir Khan will appear in the film, but Aamir has since clarified that he will not be acting in the film and will instead be producing it. According to media sources, Aamir asked his friend and superstar Salman Khan about playing the primary part. However, it is now being said that after Salman dropped out of the film due to his hectic schedule, Aamir Khan has asked Ranbir Kapoor to play the lead role in the sports drama.
According to media sources, Ranbir has expressed interest in the film after hearing the narration, and if all goes well, he would play the lead part. However, there has been no official confirmation from Aamir Khan or Ranbir Kapoor about going ahead with the remake, as of yet.
RS Prasanna, who directed Shubh Mangal Savdhaan, will direct the remake. Champions (Campeones), which was released in 2018, is set against a basketball setting. It tells the story of an assistant basketball coach who was required to perform community service by teaching a team of people with developmental problems.
Ranbir was most recently seen in the romantic comedy ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’. Despite garnering poor reviews from critics, the film went on to become a superhit, grossing over Rs. 220 crores worldwide and ranking third among highest grossing Hindi films in 2023. Meanwhile, Ranbir will next be seen in the gangster drama Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Ranbir will appear in the film for the first time alongside Rashmika Mandanna. Animal is set to be released on 11 August, 2023.