‘Just be­cause Azhar and Dhoni want a biopic doesn’t mean I also want one’

For­mer crick­eter Kapil Dev says that his life is an open book and he still isn’t so old that a film be made on him

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I just don’t like the idea of a film be­ing made on my life right now. I am not that old. Maybe af­ter 20-30 years, it might be okay

Biopics be­ing made on for­mer crick­eter Mo­ham­mad Azharud­din and crick­eter Ma­hen­dra Singh Dhoni are cre­at­ing quite a buzz among their fans. How­ever, for­mer In­dian cap­tain Kapil Dev says that he doesn’t want a film to be made on his life. “Just be­cause Azharud­din and Dhoni have biopics on them doesn’t mean that I will want one too. I just don’t like the idea of a film be­ing made on my life right now. I am not that old and peo­ple have seen how my life has taken shape,” says the 56-year-old, adding, “I liked the biopic made on Milkha Singh’s (sprinter) life, but I don’t think I am com­fort­able with a film be­ing made on my life now. Maybe af­ter 20-30 years, it might be okay, but not now.”

Film­maker Neeraj Pandey is helm­ing Dhoni’s biopic, which stars ac­tor Sushant Singh Ra­jput in the lead, while di­rec­tor An­thony D’Souza is di­rect­ing Azharud­din’s biopic, which stars ac­tor Em­raan Hashmi. Re­ports sug­gest that the crick­eters have been meet­ing the ac­tors regularly to help them un­der­stand their per­son­al­i­ties bet­ter.

Kapil, who will be seen as a guest in an up­com­ing tele­vi­sion show, also says that he has no plans to act in films, but he is open to in­ter­est­ing projects on TV. “I don’t think I am good enough to be in a movie. But you never know (in tele­vi­sion). If this (show) is suc­cess­ful, then why not,” he says.

Talk­ing about the kind of shows that he en­joys on the small screen, Kapil says that he tries to catch up on com­edy pro­grammes. “I like to watch the com­edy shows on air ... I en­joy these the most. I am work­ing through­out the day and I don’t have too much time to fol­low any­thing else. Plus these shows are fun and re­lax­ing,” he says.

PHOTO: SU­NIL KHAN­DARE/PTI

MS Dhoni (top); Mo­ham­mad Azharud­din (above)

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