This year, we have already seen two biopics on the big screen, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and Thackeray, and we are awaiting the release of biopics like PM Narendra Modi, Super 30, The Sky Is Pink and Saandh Ki Aankh. Meanwhile, here’s one more biopic that is on the cards. We are talking the biopic on Asaram Bapu.
Producer Sunil Bohra, who has backed films like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Shahid, Tanu Weds Manu, and The Accidental Prime Minister, is planning to make a biopic on Asaram Bapu. He has bought the rights of Ushinor Majumdar’s novel, God Of Sin: The Cult, Clout And Downfall Of Asaram Bapu and will be making a movie on it.
The film will showcase Asaram Bapu’s journey from being a popular spiritual leader to his sexual assault case in 2013. Confirming the news, Bohra said, “I read the book and was taken in by the lawyer PC Solanki, who fought the case for the victims against Asaram Bapu for free. The two lady police officers – one from Jodhpur and the other from Surat – are inspiring, too. In my eyes, they are the real heroes. We will focus on these people and the rest will be based on facts. I bought the rights of the book last month. I have started meeting writers and shall lock the team soon. I want the movie to have an international appeal. The cast will be decided once the script is ready.”
Well, it will be interesting to see which actor will play the role of Asaram Bapu on the big screen. He was convicted of rape last year and is currently serving a life sentence.