Karan Johar may have declared that his banner will make a biopic on Indian hockey legend Dhyan Chand last October, but quite strangely nothing was announced post that. However, on Wednesday, when he tweeted about his next co-production venture starring Shah Rukh Khan & Alia Bhatt, it seem to have prompted the legend’s son – Ashok Kumar to meet the director asking about the biopic!
Ashok Kumar has decided to visit KJo & know about the progress of the biopic.
Karan Johar had announced about the collaboration with Pooja & Aarti Shetty for the biopic of ‘The Wizard’ Dhyan Chand in October 2014 & had acquired the Rights of it.
Ashok Kumar said in an interview to MiD-Day, “I was first approached for the film three years ago, but there has not been any development since then. I want the film to start at the earliest.” Kumar, who is anxious to give inputs in the project further added, “I have been calling them to find out how the script is developing. During my recent conversation with them, I was informed that the budget has been chalked out, but the casting is yet to be done.”
Ashok Kumar now has made up his mind to meet KJo on 29th August. He said in the interview – “That day marks my father’s birthday, which is celebrated as National Sports Day. I am planning to meet Karan in Mumbai to know about the development in the project.”
On the other part Pooja says, she is not ready at this point to give any updates on this biopic project. She further explained, “We have collaborated with Karan Johar’s production house and are in the process of discussion. The script work has concluded. Any other information will be shared when the time is right. The film is not stuck.”
Let’s hope this issue to get sorted out soon & we may see the journey of ‘The Wizard’ Dhyan Chand on the big screen through his Biopic.