A biographical film about hockey legend Dhyan Chand has been announced, and producer Ronnie Screwvala has teamed up with Abhishek Chaubey to direct the upcoming film scheduled to hit theaters in 2022. Supratik Sen and Abhishek have been writing the film for a year and the script has been reduced to zero. into the. The actors are still to be completed.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the film, Abhishek said in a press statement: “Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of our national sport and it is a matter of pride to direct his biography. I had a massive amount of research material on hand, and honestly, each achievement of his life deserves a separate story in itself. I am grateful that I have a brilliant creative force like Ronnie Screwvala who supports the film and we can’t wait to start next year. Hoping to announce the lead actor soon. “
Dhyan Chand was celebrated as the “Wizard” and represented the Indian hockey team from 1925 to 1949. He scored over 1500 goals in the 185 matches he played as a central striker during his international career, which includes three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. He was congratulated on Padma Bhushan in 1956 and his birthday on August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day.
Ronnie called Dhyan Chand “the greatest icon of Indian sport” and said: absolute pleasure to collaborate with again after Sonchiriya. Dhyan Chand is the biggest icon of Indian sports, about which today’s young people unfortunately do not know much. There could not have been a bigger subdog story than Dhyan Chand’s and I can’t wait to bring this film to the public. “
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Padma Bhushan Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar – an Olympic medalist and scorer at the 1975 World Hockey Cup – is delighted to bring his father’s story to the fore. “There is no better hockey player in the world to date than the Olympic gold medalist Dhyan Chand. When Rohit Vaid (co-producer) approached me with the desire to make a film about my father, I was instantly drawn to his intensity and passion for the project. Dhyan Chand’s genius and achievements will be seen by the world and my family and I are excited to be a part of this. ”
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