'Sher Singh Raana': Vidyut Jammwal signs his first biopic
Vidyut Jammwal has been roped in for a biopic, a first for him. Titled Sher Singh Raana, the film will feature him in the titular role. It will narrate the story of Rana, a politician who hit headlines twice: once for killing Indian dacoit-turned-parliamentarian, Phoolan Devi, and another time for bringing the remains of Hindu Rajput ruler Prithviraj Chauhan back to India from Kandahar.
- Jammwal is an out-and-out outsider in Bollywood but has taken his own sweet time to establish his ground.
- He has mostly done action and fictional films. So, it's high time we get to see him in a biopic.
- Also, Shree Narrayan Singh, known for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018), will be at the helm, so expectations are high.
Talking about the film, an elated Jammwal said, "I think destiny connected the dots when the role came to me." Singh, meanwhile, explained why he picked the Bollywood actor. "While Vidyut has conquered the action space, in this film we see him take on a character he has never attempted. It's about this man whose sole focus was to do something for his nation."
Sher Singh Raana is being produced by Vinod and Kamlesh Bhanushali and Vishal Gurnani under Bhanushali Studios. Vishal Tyagi and Mohammed Imran Khan are also backing the venture. Details about the rest of the cast, crew, and release date aren't out yet. As per the film's tagline, it seems makers will only deal with the Chauhan angle and not the Phoolan Devi assassination part.
It’s time to be #SherSinghRaana!#ShreeNarrayanSingh @vinodbhanu @ranashersingh17 @BSL_Films #MatargashtiFilms #KamleshBhanushali @vishalgurnani5 #VishalTyagi #MohmmedImranKhan @HitzMusicoff @abbassayyed771 pic.twitter.com/3USiobezdD— Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) March 28, 2022
Besides this, Jammwal also has Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 - Agni Pariksha in the pipeline. Directed by Faruk Kabir, the film has Shivaleeka Oberoi as the female lead. Further, in January this year, Jammwal started shooting for his debut production, IB 71. He will play an intelligence officer in the espionage thriller. Reliance Entertainment and T-Series are the co-producers of this flick.