Ronnie Screwvala and Abhishek Chaubey are collaborating again, this time with Premnath Rajagopalan as Co-Producer to bring the story of hockey legend Dhyan Chand to the big screen. Bring written for over a year by Supratik Sen and Abhishek, the duo has finally zeroed in on the screenplay.The casting is underway and a top star is expected to come on board to play the titular role.
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Blue Monkey Films, the film on the hockey legend to go on floors in 2021.
Director, Abhishek Chaubey shares, “Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of our National Sport, and it’s a matter of pride to direct his biopic. We had massive amount of research material in hand, and honestly, every achievement of his life deserves a separate story in itself. I am grateful to have a brilliant creative force like Ronnie Screwvala backing the film, and we can’t wait to get started next year. Hoping to announce the lead actor soon”
Ronnie Screwvala, who has produced several cult films of our times such as Rang De Basanti, Uri, Sonchiriya and others promises that DhyanChand will be among his best films. “Given the largeness and greatness of Dhyan Chand’s life achievements, I feel that there could be no one better than Abhishek to direct the film and it’s an absolute pleasure to collaborate with him again after Sonchiriya. Dhyanchand is the biggest icon of Indian sports who unfortunately the youth of today don’t know much about. There couldn’t have been a greater underdog story than DhyanChand`s and I cant wait to bring this film to the audiences.”
Dhyan Chand celebrated as ‘The Wizard’ represented the Indian hockey team from 1925 to 1949, scoring over 1500+ goals in the 185 matches he played as a center forward during his international career, which includes 3 Olympic Gold Medal wins in 1928,1932 and 1936. He was felicitated with the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and his birth anniversary on August 29, is celebrated as the National Sport Day.
Dhyanchand will hit theatres in 2022. Which actor do you want to see in the lead role? Share with us in the comments below