Mumbai: Director Abhishek Chaubey will be tackling the biopic on legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand for Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies, the makers introduced on Tuesday.
Titled “Dhyanchand”, the movie, which is able to be produced by RSVP in collaboration with Blue Monkey Films, will go on flooring in 2021.
Dhyan Chand is thought to be the best player within the historical past of hockey, who earned three Olympic gold medals in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin) for India.
The movie marks a reunion between Screwvala and Chaubey after their 2019 outing “Sonchiriya”.
Written by Supratik Sen and Chaubey, the casting of the movie is presently underway, with a high star anticipated to come on board to play the titular position of the hockey wizard.
“Dhyan Chand is without doubt one of the biggest hockey gamers within the historical past of our nationwide sport, and it is a matter of pleasure to direct his biopic. We had large quantity of analysis materials in hand, and actually, each achievement of his life deserves a separate story in itself.
“I am grateful to have a brilliant creative force like Ronnie Screwvala backing the film, and we can’t wait to get started next year. Hoping to announce the lead actor soon,” Chaubey stated in an announcement.
Screwvala, who has beforehand produced movies like “Rang De Basanti”, “Swades” and “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, stated Chaubey is your best option to chronicle the greatness of Dhyan Chand’s achievements.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to collaborate with him once more after ‘Sonchiriya’. Dhyan Chand is the most important icon of Indian sports activities who sadly the youth of in the present day do not know a lot about.
“There couldn’t have been a greater underdog story than Dhyan Chand’s and I can’t wait to bring this film to the audiences,” he added.
Olympic medallist Ashok Kumar, son of the hockey legend, stated he’s excited to convey his father’s story to the large display.
“There isn’t any higher hockey player to date on this planet like three-time Olympic gold medallist Dhyan Chand. When Rohit Vaid (inventive producer of Blue Monkey Films) approached me with the will to make a movie on my father, I used to be immediately drawn to his depth and keenness for the venture.
“The genius of Dhyan Chand and his achievements will be seen by the world and my family and I are thrilled to be part of this,” he added.
Producer Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films stated each citizen of the nation should know in regards to the legend of Dhyan Chand.
“Rohit and I are grateful to Ashok Kumar and family for putting their faith in us… It is a legacy and a story that everyone should know, not only in our country but also the world. We are also looking forward to taking our partnership with Ronnie forward as this would be our second project,” he added.
“Dhyanchand” will be launched countrywide in 2022.