Bollywood movies are related to true events liked by viewers. They show great response on box-office. Biopics in Bollywood, with stories of celebrities like Gulshan Kumar (Mogul starring Akshay Kumar), Saina Nehwal (Shraddha Kapoor in Saina), Sanjay Dutt (being played by Ranbir Kapoor), Rani Lakshmi Bai (Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika) and many more being adapted for the big screen. Here are some biopics that the audience can expect soon.
Akshay Kumar as Arunachalam MurugananthamPad Man
After Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay is all set to deliver another powerful story on the big screen, that of Arunachalam Muruganantham. Not only did the social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, invent a low-cost sanitary pad machine that became an important tool aiding in menstrual hygiene for rural women but also created jobs and a source of income for many of them.
Sushant Singh Rajput as Murlikant Petkar Prashant Singh directorial
After MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput will reprise the story of another sportsman on the silver screen. This time, it’s India’s first Paralympic gold medalist, Murlikant Petkar in a biopic that is being directed by Prashant Singh. He took up swimming, table tennis and javelin throw, and won a gold medal in swimming at the 1970 Commonwealth Games as well as the Paralympics in Germany (1972), along with setting a world record in freestyle swimming the same year. Sushant has been quoted as saying that he thinks such compelling stories of extraordinary people need to be retold.
Hrithik Roshan as Anand Kumar Super 30
Anand Kumar is famed for his Super 30 programme, which prepares 30 aspiring IITians from economically-backward stratum to crack the entrance exams, with an incredible success rate. The mathematician will soon find a portrayal on screen in the film to be directed by Vikas Bahl. Hrithik Roshan will essay Anand’s role.
Bidita Bag as Daya BaiDaya Bai
The activist from Kerala, originally known as Mercy Mathew, has dedicated her life to the betterment of tribals in Madhya Pradesh by setting up a school, empowering ignored villages and starting a campaign to eradicate poverty.
The biopic, titled Daya Bai, will depict those works and chronicle how someone from a prosperous Christian family left her hometown, Pala, at 16 to become a nun but later went on to work for the tribals in central India. It will also depict her work for the people. Directed by Sree Varun, the movie stars Babumoshai Bandookbaz’s lead, Bidita Bag, in the role of the social activist. Reportedly, a part of the film will also be about the physical attacks Daya Bai had to suffer over the years.
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Boman Irani as Kailash Satyarthi Jhalki
In this biopic, Boman will be seen as the 2014 Nobel Laureate and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Kailash and his team have rescued more than 83,000 kids from slavery, child labour and trafficking. The movie, to be directed by National Award-winning director Brahmanand Singh, tells the story of a girl, Jhalki, who goes to Boman in search of her brother who is a child labourer.