Biopic to be made on badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand
Fox Star Studios, the makers of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's biopic, are all set to make another movie. This time, it would be on badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand's legendary life. The chief national coach of the Indian badminton team and Padma Shri awardee, Pullela Gopichand's life will be translated onto the silver screen. Gopichand is widely credited for PV Sindhu's successful career.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote the news on Twitter on the occasion of Gopichand's birthday. He wrote, "Fox Star Studios collaborates with Abundantia Ent [#Baby and #Airlift] to present the biopic of ace badminton player and Chief National Coach of Indian Badminton team Pullela Gopichand… Biopic will be made in Hindi and Telugu… Scripting underway… Shoot commences mid-2018."
Gopichand's contribution as a sportsman
Gopichand was behind Indian shuttler, PV Sindhu's historic win at 2016 Rio Olympics and 2017 BWF World Championships. Besides her, he has also trained other successful players like Saina Nehwal and Srikanth Kidambi, thereby bringing the game of badminton into the limelight. He is now training actress Shraddha Kapoor for the upcoming biopic on Saina Nehwal's life.
Are sports biopics gaining more popularity than others?
Sports biopics have, now, become the flavor of the season in Bollywood. It started with 'Chak De India,' which was a true story made on the life of Mir Ranjan Negi, the coach of Indian women's hockey team, who led a team of girls to soaring heights. Subsequently, Paan Singh Tomar, Mary Kom and the movie of the millennium, Dangal were made.