RISHI KAPOOR TO PLAY ABHINAV BINDRA’S FA­THER IN A BIOPIC

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sub­hash K Jha htc­ity@hin­dus­tan­times.com

While direc­tor Kannan Iyer is yet to choose who would play Abhinav Bindra in his biopic on the Olympian sharp­shooter, vet­eran ac­tor Rishi Kapoor has been roped in for the im­por­tant role of Bindra’s fa­ther.

“Abhinav Bindra’s fa­ther Apjit Bindra was in­stru­men­tal in see­ing Abhinav win gold at the Olympics (in Bei­jing, China, in 2008). Kannan Iyer spent al­most three years re­search­ing the Bindra story. The biopic is be­ing made in close as­so­ci­a­tion with the Bin­dras. After go­ing through their en­tire story, Kannan de­cided to for­mat the film as a fa­ther-son story,” says a source close to the de­vel­op­ment.

Rishi has al­ready started work­ing on his role, char­ac­ter and look. “It’s the role of a very up­right, prin­ci­pled man who dreamt big dreams for his son. Rishi feels a very close affin­ity to the role as his own son, Ranbir (Kapoor; ac­tor) was born on the same day and in the same year (Septem­ber 28, 1982) as Abhinav Bindra,” adds the source. ■

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