Sourav Ganguly’s biopic to go on floors by end of 2023, producers Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg meet the former cricketer, lead role still up for grab


There is some good news for Sourav Ganguly fans as reportedly there is some development on the cricketer’s biopic. As per media report, the shooting for the film will start at the end of this year. Producers Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg met the former Indian captain and Ex-BCCI President at his residence in Kolkata on May 26 with a couple of filmmakers.

A online portal quoted a source that said, “Two directors and producers Ankur Garg and Luv Ranjan met Sourav at his Behala house on Friday. There is a detailed discussion about the film. It is heard that the two directors have recorded various incidents of Sourav Ganguly's life. The script writing has already finished. The screenplay contains many unknown stories of life as well as many interesting incidents. The director wants to enrich the spice of entertainment in the film made on Sourav's life to the audience, not just the recordings of BCCI president. Lots of things have been recorded from his close associates also. The various incidents recorded and heard from Dada's wife Dona Ganguly too.”

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The source further said that the biopic will delve deep into the cricketer’s life like Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and will bring forth aspects other than cricket. The source said, “Making biopics about successful personalities of Indian sports world is not new. Sourav Ganguly's biopic is based on that incident. Friday's meeting showed that Dada's biopic is in its way. The film is going on the shooting floor at the end of this year.”

The announcement about the film’s lead has not been made yet, but it is speculated that Ranbir Kapoor is a frontrunner. However, the actor had said that he hasn’t been offered the biopic yet. Ayushmann Khurrana’s name is also doing the rounds and so are several others. Ganguly’s biopic will have only a theatre release and is being made on a big budget.

(Source: India Today)