While the nation celebrates National Sports Day with the Fit India Movement, Bollywood has also doing its part to influence sports and its perspective in society. This year will come a wave of sports biopics. Big productions houses and actors are currently anticaptedly waiting releases like 83, Maidaan and more. We will also see more female leads coming forth with biopic then earlier.
Here are some of the biggest releases coming out next year
Directed by 'Badhaai Ho' maker Amit Sharma, 'Maidaan' is a football drama based on the life of former player, the late Syed Abdul Rahim, who is also regarded as one of the greatest coaches in the sport that India has seen. He managed the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963, and is widely known as the architect of modern Indian football.
'83' starring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev was announced in 2017 and since has been the biggest anticipated biopic set to release in April 2020. The film will document India’s iconic World cup win in 1983 against West Indies. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Deepika Padukone and many more.
Boxer Dingko Singh’s story is also set to hit the big screen with Shahid Kapoor, the film follows his journey as he wins Asian Games Gold in the 1998 Bangkok Games. Ngangom Dingko Singh, also known as 'Dingko Singh' is an Indian Naval Boxer and has been considered to be one of the most outstanding boxers India has ever produced.
India’s premier batter Mithali Raj is the next female athlete to appear on screen with Taapsee Pannu portraying her role. Taapsee earlier was seen as a hockey player in the sport biopic Soorma with the lead as, Diljit Dosanjh.
After Shraddha Kapoor’s exit from Saina Nehwal’s biopic, Parineeti Chopra started training for the same with the badminton champ. Titled 'Saina', the film will be directed by Amol Gupte.
Deepa Malik who is the first Indian woman to win a Medal at the Paralympics will also be inspiring many through her story. Sonkashi Sinha has been speculated to play her role as Taapsee will be shooting for Mithali Raj’s biopic.
Lastly Harshvardhan Kapoor and Anil Kapoor will work together for the first time in the Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra’s biopic. While the film has been announced while ago the makers are still working on the film, with an unset release date.