Sourav Ganguly Biopic UPDATE: Parambrata Chatterjee Not Being Considered; Ranbir Kapoor Not Interested

Two names that are floating on the net for the main lead in Sourav Ganguly biopic are both misleading.

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Sourav Ganguly Biopic UPDATE: Parambrata Chatterjee Not Being Considered; Ranbir Kapoor Not Interested
Who is playing ace-cricketer Saurav Ganguly for the biopic that Luv Ranjan is producing?Two names that are floating on the net are both misleading. Ranbir Kapoor who is a prominent name for Saurav Ganguly’s role is not interested in biopics. Ranbir has said no to every offer of playing a real-life character, the only exception being Sanjay Dutt in Sanju.

A source in the know says, “Luv Ranjan who is currently directing Ranbir did mention the Sourav Ganguly biopic to the actor. But Ranbir didn’t show any interest. He is more into football than cricket. As for Parambrata Chatterjee, he isn’t even in consideration. The producers want an actor with a pan-India image. It’s surprising that Parambrata hasn’t issued a statement and is enjoying the unwarranted attention.”

In the meantime, news comes that there is a possibility of the star-cricketer playing himself on screen.

“We can’t rule out the possibility of Sourav Da playing himself in the biopic. Who knows Sourav Ganguly better than Sourav Ganguly? However right now, the script is not even halfway ready. The producers will  think of the casting only when the screenplay is ready.So all the names that you’re reading are fans of Dada doing their wishful thinking,” reveals  a source close to the producers.

Luv Films, the production house founded by filmmaker Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, shared the film announcement on Instagram earlier this month.

''We are thrilled to announce that Luv Films will produce Dada Sourav Ganguly's biopic. We are honoured to be entrusted with this responsibility and look forward to a great innings,'' the producers said.

Reports had earlier said that Shiboprpsad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, the game changers of film making in the Bengali Film Industry, were touted to be collaborating for the biopic. 

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