With the great Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary just gone by, the Ganguly parivar, sons Amit and Sumi and wife Leena Chandavarkar, have taken a decision to produce and direct their own biopic on the life and times of the legendary singer-composer-actor-filmmaker.
Many filmmakers have tried to process biopics on Kishore Kumar. These include Shoojit Sircar and Anurag Basu. But nothing came of it.
Says Amit Kumar, “It was always my intention that we do the biopic. After all who knows him (Kishore Kumar) better than his family?”
Prod the affable Amit more about the biopic and he says, “We’re about to start shooting the interviews with our family about my father.”
Amit thinks the shooting will take time. “We know that the script will take at least a year to develop. It’s a lot of hard work, and a long journey ahead.”
As to other filmmakers wanting to make a biopic on the legendary singer, well, Anurag Basu, while speaking about his version, which he had mentioned is stuck because of some legal formalities, would definitely star Ranbir Kapoor as the Barfi actor is his first choice for it.
However, it's been years and there is no update on that front. Let's see who will play Kishore Kumar in Amit Kumar's version?
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