Guess who is making a biopic on Om Puri

The late veteran actor Om Puri was loved by all. From the very beginning of his career, he had always worked in movies that were unique and appealed to the masses.

In 2009, his wife Nandita Puri released a biography on him that revealed all his personal details and this did not bode well with the actor. The biographic was called “Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri”. When asked about the movie here’s what Nandita had to say, “I am adapting the book. I am making a biopic on Omji. I am taking part of the book and I am putting it as he wanted, as an inspirational story,”.

When asked about the star cast, here’s what she said, "it is difficult to do so. We are just at the developing stage of the screenplay. The script is the most important thing for a film,

When Nandita was asked about the movie and book here’s what she shared. “A few parts from the book and will mostly be throwing light on his struggle, the way Omji wanted. As a journalist, I had gone to interview him. He said, why don't you put my life story. He came from a very humble background. He worked at a tea stall at the age of six to put food for the family on the table.

His journey involved facing very difficult circumstances… From literally starving at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India)… If it hadn't been for Girish Karnad who gave him a film and he got Rs 3000 and managed to get through two years of FTII on that. It was very difficult.

Even veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal had told me that when Omji was working in Mumbai, he was so poor and thin, he was down with jaundice and they used to think that he did not know whether the next meal was coming or not. From that, there are a hundred inspiring incidents from his childhood — how he overcame this, how he lived through it, how he surpassed it,".

Are you excited to relive the magic of Om Puri on screen again?

Are you ready to see Deepika play a mafia queen?

Lately, Deepika Padukone is seen portraying the roles of stronger characters who are women of worth. With her amazing work in Piku and Bajirao Mastani, she is currently working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

After all these great characters and movies in her bag, it is rumored that she will working on her first biopic very soon. If reports are to be trusted, Deepika has signed up to play the role of mafia queen Sapna didi. Irrfan Khan will be seen playing a crucial role in the movie as well.

The shoot is scheduled to start next year and the director is busy looking for an actor to play the second lead in the movie. While this second actor is told to play a strong role in the movie, there is no certainty on the screen time. Irrfan Khan and Deepika last worked together in the movie Piku.

The biopic will be Deepika’s first and will be director by ace director Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie is intended to release in October 2018.

The Sachin anthem is out and it is gold!

When the names A R Rahman and Sachin Tendulkar come together for a project, the outcome is bound to be fabulous. Sachin: A Billion Dreams is scheduled to release on the 26th of May and the entire nation is waiting in anticipation.

While we all wait for the movie release, the producers decided to finally release the Sachin anthem composed by none other than A R Rahman. The song is call “Sachin Sachin….”. Rahman had reportedly composed 14 different theme songs for the movie before this one could be finalized.

The video covers Sachin’s struggle and hard work to achieve his goals while the song comprises of India cheering him on by chanting his name. If you have enjoyed Sachin working his magic on the field, this song is bound to leave you wanting for more.

Enjoy the Sachin anthem here, while we reminisce about those golden years.

 

Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in her upcoming Biopic

Of late, there have been many biopic releases in Bollywood with Sushant Singh Rajput playing MS Dhoni and Priyanka Chopra suspected to be playing Kalpana Chawla soon. Shraddha Kapoor recently revealed that she will be staring as the ace badminton player Saina Nehwal in a biopic.

Shraddha, who is currently busy with Half Girlfriend movie promotions, has also played the role of Haseena Parker in her upcoming biopic ‘Haseena’. The actress has been taking up a variety of roles lately that are breaking the gender stereotype of Indian cinema.

Since the rumored biopic on Saina Nehwal had been doing the rounds for a couple of days now, the gorgeous star took to Instagram to share this happy news and confirm the upcoming movie. She shared her love and respect for the athlete and revealed the movie name to be ‘SAINA’. The movie will be directed by Tare Zameen Par Director Amole Gupte. Have a look at the Instagram announcement of the movie and the heartfelt message that went with it. 

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