NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 18: (EDITORS NOTE: This is an exclusive shoot of Mint) Siddharth Roy Kapur Businessman, Film Producer and Managing Director of Disney India posing for profile shoot on December 18, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images)

According to reports, filmmaker Siddharth Roy Kapur has purchased the rights to make a biopic on Raja Ram Tiwari, a man who reunited over 14 lakh people who were lost during Kumbh and Megh Melas in Allahabad.

Popularly known as Bhule Bhatke Baba, Tiwari ran a lost-and-found camp on the banks of the Sangam and helped lakhs of people for nearly 71 years, before breathing his last at the age of 88 on August 20, 2016.

Titled Bhule Bhatke Tiwari, the biopic will go into scripting very soon. Spilling some more beans on the project, a source close to the development reveals to a leading tabloid, “Though based on a true story, the writers will fictionalise a few incidents, giving the screenplay a dramatic touch and a cinematic vision to make the story interesting for the audience.”

Siddharth Roy Kapur has bought the rights to make a film on the Good Samaritan from his son Umesh who has continued his late father’s legacy. “It was Umesh who shared his father’s story with Sid and his team of writers and it instantly captured their imagination. The film goes on floors in the second half of 2019 and noticeable names from the film industry will form a part of the ensemble cast,” adds the source.

Aside from Bhule Bhatke Tiwari, Siddharth Roy Kapur is also bankrolling biopics on Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary.

 

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