With a exciting revealing for cricket and cinema enthusiasts alike, Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to step into the shoes of the legendary Sourav Ganguly in an upcoming biopic produced by Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg under the Luv Films banner. The news, reported by Peeping Moon, has created a buzz in both the film and sports industries.
Sourav Ganguly, fondly known as the Prince of Kolkata, has left an indelible mark on Indian cricket, earning acclaim as one of the greatest captains in the sport’s history. His leadership not only revitalized the Indian cricket team but also played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of cricketing luminaries like MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, and many others.
The casting of Ayushmann Khurrana as Ganguly seems to be a strategic and fitting choice. The actor, known for his versatile roles, is also a left-handed batsman, mirroring the cricketing style of the former captain. The synergy between Ayushmann’s acting prowess and Ganguly’s charismatic cricketing journey is anticipated to create a cinematic masterpiece.
The biopic will be helmed by the seasoned Bollywood director Vikramaditya Motwane, renowned for his work on films such as Udaan, Lootera, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, and Jubilee. The collaboration between Ayushmann Khurrana and Vikramaditya Motwane has been described as a winning combination by industry insiders, citing their impressive bodies of work.
According to a source close to the film, the stakeholders are enthusiastic and optimistic about the project’s potential. The confirmation of Ayushmann Khurrana in the titular role has set the wheels in motion, with preparations for shooting commencing soon. Similarly, Vikramaditya Motwane, after initial contemplation, has delved into researching Sourav Ganguly’s life to ensure an authentic portrayal on the big screen.