It seems like the season of sports biopics in Bollywood will continue next year as well. After M.S. Dhoni biopic, Sushant Singh Rajput will be next seen in a biopic based on Murlikant Petkar. The talented actor who is currently busy with the shooting of his next Raabta opposite Kriti Sanon will travel to Bhivani, Haryana in July, to learn boxing for the biopic.
Sushant will undergo rigorous boxing training at the Bhiwani Boxing Club that has produced some great boxers like Vijender Singh, Hawa Singh and Akhil Kumar.
A source close to the actor quoted to Hindustan Times, “Sushant will be seen boxing in a few sequences in the film. Hence, he has decided to be professionally trained, so that he doesn’t look uncomfortable while shooting for the scenes. He has already started working on his dates so that he can travel to Bhiwani.”
Sushant also confirmed the news, and said, “This is a character whose life story is so compelling that it will inspire many others. Though the main preparations for the role will start next year, I have some time in July, so I want to utilise it.”
Tentatively titled Murli: The Unsung Hero, the movie will directed by Prashant Singh. The biopic is expected to go on floors in mid-2017 and will hit the big screens in the last quarter of 2017.
Sushant will be next in M.S. Dhoni biopic slated for release on 2 Sep 2016.
Who is Murlikant Petkar?
Murlikant Petkar won an individual gold medal in the 1972 Paralympics, in Heidelberg, Germany. He set a world record in the 50m freestyle swimming event, at 37.33 seconds. Read more about him @ Murlikant Petkarr