Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor who made his Bollywood debut in Mirzya (2016) and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi, is all set to step into the shoes of Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra for a biopic which is an adaptation of Bindra’s autobiography A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold. The movie marks the third film of the actor which will be directed by Kannan Iyer.
Kapoor has taken the in charge of supervising the creative aspects of the film. He has also included writer Abhay Korrane in the creative team.
“Apart from prepping as an actor, Harsh is creatively involved in the film. The biopic is consuming all his time these days,” said a source to a leading Indian daily.
In order to preserve the book’s originality, the creative team is endevouring to discover various aspects of personality of Bindra.
A source said, “Every few weeks, Kannan and Abhay meet Abhinav, and get him to shed light on various aspects of his life. This is really helping them in the writing process.”
“Harsh also visited the Navi Mumbai shooting range to meet Abhinav’s coach. He even checked out the rifles, in an attempt to get a feel of the whole thing,” adds the source.
Speaking to a leading Indian daily, Harshvardhan Kapoor who is elated to work with creative minds, said, “The biopic is a big responsibility because of the subject matter. It is the most mammoth responsibility I’ve ever shouldered. I roped in Abhay, who wrote the final draft of Bhavesh Joshi, to work on a new draft of the Bindra biopic. We are taking the script into a really exciting place. It’s about externalizing internal conflicts, and making it emotionally and visually spectacular.”
Prernaa Arora, who is co producing the movie along with Arjun N Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, said, “I strongly believed in Harsh ever since I saw him in Mirzya. He is very dedicated, and the kind of homework he is doing for the film is astonishing.”