This time, Ronnie Screwvala and Abhishek Choubey are working together again to bring the story of hockey legend Dhyan Chand to the big screen as a producer along with Premanath Rajagopalan. The duo, written by Supratik Sen and Abhishek over the years, is finally ready. The casting of the film is still underway and the title role is expected to be played by Tytler.
Dhyan Chand represented the Indian hockey team from 1925 to 1919 and scored more than 18550 goals in his international cricket career as the Wizard, including the Olympic Games in 1852, 1932 and 1936. Won Gold Medal He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and his birthday is celebrated on 29th August as National Sports Day.
Abhishek Choubey said, “Dhyan Chand is the greatest hockey player in the history of the sport and it is a matter of pride to direct his biopic. We had a lot of research and each performance in his life deserves a different story in itself. I’m thankful for a clever creative force like Ronnie Screwvala that I’m supporting his film and we can’t start it next year. The lead actor is expected to be announced soon.
Ronnie Screwvala has produced many great films of his time. These include Rang De Basanti, Swades, Budhwar, Uri, Sonchiraya and Barfi. He has promised that Dhyan Chand will be one of his best films. He said, “Looking at Dhyanchand’s life, the greatness of his work and his greatness, I think there is nothing better than directing this film than Abhishek and I am happy to work with him again after Sonchiraya. Dhyanchand is the greatest symbol of Indian sports. “Unfortunately, today’s youth don’t know much about it. No other story can be bigger than Dhyan Chand’s story and I was waiting for this film to reach the audience.”
This was stated by his son Ashok Kumar
On this, Dhyanchand’s son Ashok Kumar said – “There is no other hockey player in the world like Dhyanchand who has won Olympic gold medal many times. When Rohit Vaid came to me wanting to make a film on my father, I was ready to see his intensity and passion. The world will see Dhyanchand’s skills and his performance and I am happy to be a part of it.
The film will be released in 2022
“I am proud to bring Dhyan Chand to the screen,” says Prem Nath Rajagopalan, producer of Blue Maki Films. He said- Rohit and I are thankful to Ashok Kumar and his family for bringing Dhyan Chand’s story to the world. It is a legacy and a story that everyone should know. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Ronnie not only in our country but also in the world as this will be our second project. “Let us know that Dhyan Chand is coming to the theater in 2022.