For nearly five years, the question of who would portray Sourav Ganguly had remained unanswered. However, the speculation surrounding this matter gained momentum when the former Indian cricket captain announced his biopic plans in 2021.
Over the years, names like Ayushmann Khurrana and Ranbir Kapoor emerged as potential contenders for the role, with rumors intensifying earlier this year.
According to recent reports from Mid-Day, the prevailing buzz suggests that Ayushmann Khurrana, the actor from “Dream Girl 2,” is set to collaborate with director Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth for the biopic, with filming scheduled to commence in December.
A recent report confirms that Ayushmann Khurrana is slated to portray Sourav Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, in his biopic. Previously, there were rumors of Ranbir Kapoor taking on the role, but it appears that Ayushmann has secured the part.
To prepare for the role of Dada, Ayushmann will embark on rigorous training starting next month. An advantage for Ayushmann Khurrana is that, like Sourav Ganguly, he is also a left-handed batsman, which could simplify his preparation.
Nonetheless, he will need intensive training to accurately capture Ganguly’s distinctive mannerisms, batting stance, and more.
During his visit to Kolkata in February, where he played a friendly game of cricket with Sourav Ganguly at the Eden Gardens, Ranbir Kapoor told The Times of India, “I believe Dada is a living legend, not just in India, but around the world. A biopic on him would be truly special. Unfortunately, I haven’t been offered this film. I think the filmmakers are still in the process of writing the script.”
At present, Ayushmann Khurrana is enjoying the success of “Dream Girl 2,” where he reprises his role as Pooja from the original “Dream Girl.”
The film, directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, also features Ananya Panday, along with a talented ensemble cast that includes Anu Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Paresh Rawal, and Abhishek Banerjee.
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