MUMBAI: Abhishek Bachchan says if he gets an opportunity, he would love to do a biopic on cricketer Yuvraj Singh, whose career graph and fighting spirit as a cancer survivor, the actor believes, can make for an inspiration tale.
The 38-year-old was present at a press conference here to introduce his Kabaddi team, Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Asked which sportsperson’s biopic he would love to do, Abhishek said: “I would love to do Yuvraj Singh’s biopic. I think Yuvraj has had a fantastic life. He is a warrior. I would have loved to say Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, M.S. Dhoni or Sachin Tendulkar or Sourav Ganguly, but I love the career graph of Yuvi. He has got a fantastic career graph.”
Yuvraj, a cancer survivor, became a star overnight when he hit six sixes in a single over at the 2007 World Twenty20 against England. His journey has not been less than an adventurous film.
“All the things he had to fight against, getting selected at the young age, being a young superstar, then being dropped from the team, fighting cancer and then coming back... I think as a performance, Yuvi’s character will be great,” added the junior Bachchan.
Superstars Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan were seen at the tournament to support kabaddi. The Pro Kabaddi League tournament started on Saturday and the duo, along with other celebrities like Farah Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Tina Ambani and Kabir Bedi, attended the launch of the eight-city franchise.
From the Bachchan family, megastar Amitabh, his wife Jaya and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai were seen cheering for Abhishek’s kabaddi team.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2014.
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