It’s all about biopics for Bollywood. Since biopics are the top sellers, many directors and producers are vying on biopics to survive the number game at the box office. Ever since the news of a biopic on Pullela Gopichand’s life broked out, many names have been anticipated to play the lead in the film. As per the leading Indian daily, Prabhas and Sudheer Babu are the top contenders for Pullela Gopichand biopic.
Since the biopic is Hindi and Telugu bilingual, the film will revolve about the personal and professional life of Pullela Gopichand.
“Prabhas is the biggest star the country currently has and the makers are keen to cast him. Given that the actor is currently filming Saaho [Sujeeth’s actioner], he is yet to take a call on this outing,” said the source to a leading Indian daily.
Speaking about the actor Sudheer Babu, who is also a former professional Badminton player and reportedly competing among the contenders for the film, the source revealed, “There was a time when Sudheer ranked first in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. He has also played alongside Gopichand.”
The film’s script is currently under development. It is to be noted that the film will release in mid-2018. The official announcement of the starcast of the film will be revealed soon.
Recently, in an interview with Eastern Eye, Prabhas was asked about his interest in doing biopics, to which he had replied, “Honestly, I have never thought about it. Maybe if something interesting comes along then I can say. I have never done a biopic so don’t know how the whole process of preparing for it works or how much better I can do it or how good I would be at it. It depends on which character it is, who the director is and what script I get offered. If I like what is offered, I will do it for sure.”
Currently, both the actors are busy with their respective projects. However, Prabhas’ upcoming Saaho is the most talked about film in the town which also stars Shraddha Kapoor and other Bollywood actors in the pivotal roles.