Ayushmann Khurrana is mostly known for choosing unique scripts and versatile roles. Films like Bala, Dream Girl, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui are few of the examples of his unique script choices. Now as per latest media reports, the actor is set to work in a biopic of a legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly. While earlier reports claimed that Ranbir Kapoor is being considered for the role, now reports suggest that Ayushmann Khurrana is in talks to play the lead.
It is said that the makers have been discussing the project with Khurrana for months now, and he has given his nod of consent. “The talks have now reached an advanced stage, and it’s only a matter of some formalities before he is officially signed on. They are confident that Ayushmann, who is also a left-handed batsman, is an ideal choice for Ganguly’s role. Dada, as he is fondly called, has also approved Ayushmann’s casting and will soon meet him personally,” a source told PeepingMoon.
The report further added that Ayushmann is reportedly the ideal choice to play Dada as he is also a left-handed batsman and the talks are at an advanced stage and that only few formalities and signings are left. According to some reports, Vikramaditya Motwane or Aishwarya Rajnikanth would direct the biopic. The biopic was first announced in 2020, by the film’s producers Luv Films. But there is no official confirmation regarding the film’s casting as of yet.
Sourav Ganguly is considered as one of the greatest cricketers of the world, especially for his captainship, and batting performance in ODI. Ganguly has scored 38 hundreds in International cricket, out of which 22 were from ODI. Cricket and Bollywood have been going along hand in hand for many years. Many filmmakers made a biopic on popular cricketers including M.S. Dhoni, Mohammad Azharuddin and upcoming biopics on Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Ayushmann will be next seen in his most awaited ‘Dream Girl 2, which is a sequel of his most popular and successful film of his career. The film is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on 25 August 2023.