Biopics are raining in Bollywood, especially sports biopic. Be it from the field of cricket, wrestling, boxing or running, in the last couple of years, Bollywood has knocked on the doors of many living sporting legends to make a biopic on.
And now, the next in the list is a biopic on former Tennis sensation, sports commentator and actor, Vijay Amritlal. The legendary Tennis star has signed a deal with Cinestaan Film Company for a film on his life.
Rohit Khattar, Chairman of Cinestaan Film Company, says in a statement, “Before Vijay, no Indian sportsman has been celebrated on the world stage in this manner. We all felt so proud as Indians to read about his triumphs overseas and today we, at Cinestaan Film Company are thrilled to help bring his incredibly inspiring story to the screen. Many who know of Vijay’s successes will be in awe when they see the challenges that were presented to him in early life before he achieved greatness, as we were when we heard it first hand from him.”
Vijay Amritraj says, “Parents’ love, compassion, dedication and hard work, under the most trying circumstances, can make a child’s dream come true even if he or she is nowhere near good enough in anything. I am humbled that a company like Cinestaan Film Company would want to tell my story, but this is about mothers, children and overwhelming love.”
His son Prakash Amritraj, who will be co-producing the biopic with Cinestaan, says, “I have always felt beyond blessed to have my greatest hero and my father be the same person. While the world knows of his numerous achievements, my brother Vikram and I have always felt if everyone was to know his character and the love that made him; the world could truly be a better place and more seeds of love, inspiration, and hope will be sewn. I can’t be more excited to bring this story to the big screen with my tremendously passionate partner in Cinestaan Film Company.”
As of now, only the project has been announced. Other details like who will play the lead roles and the name of the director will be revealed later.