Abhishek Bachchan To Lead The Cast For Sports Drama Zero Se Hero?

As things stand today, Abhishek Bachchan will helm the cast for Shabbir Boxwala’s upcoming film, based on the true story of a rugby team that went on to win an international tournament in London...

For some time now, speculations have been rife about Abhishek Bachchan being approached for an upcoming sports biopic titled Zero Se Hero.

SpotboyE.com has learnt that the actor is almost on board for Shabbir Boxwala’s project and will shortly receive the final draft of the film.

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Abhishek Bachchan

A source said, “The meeting with Abhishek Bachchan has gone well and the actor is very keen on signing for the project. And as things stand, the film will go on floors soon, with Bachchan Junior leading the cast.”

Abhishek will be essaying the role of Rudraksha Jena, coach of the rugby team of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar. The makers have officially bought the rights to Jena's story. Zero Se Hero the Under 14 rugby team that goes on to win an International Tournament in London. The film talks about the determination and the grit of the children who hail from the slums and dream to make it big and they find the right person in form of Abhishek Bachchan, to propel them.

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Shabbir Boxwala

Prior to this, we told you that Abhishek Bachchan had walked out from JP Dutta’s film Paltan and Harshvardhan Rane had stepped into his shoes. When Abhishek had backed out, Nidhi Dutta of JP Films had said, "Abhishek Bachchan is no longer part of Paltan for reasons best known to him. It has come as a shock to us as this happened less than 24 hours before our unit left to shoot in Ladakh. But we also believe that especially in the movies we make, it's the soldiers sitting up there that choose who will play them and recreate their lives on screen. Nevertheless we wish him luck with his future endeavours.”

Coming back to Zero Se Hero, we can’t wait to see Abhishek collaborate with Shabbir Boxwala!

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