While the cast is underway, a top star is expected to come on board to play the title role. Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, Screwvala wrote: “1500 goals, 3 Olympic gold medals and a story about India’s pride. It gives us great pleasure to announce our next with #AbhishekChaubey – a biopic about Hockey Wizard of India- #DHYANCHAND. ”
1500+ goals, 3 Olympic gold medals and a story about India’s pride … It gives us immense pleasure to announce … https://t.co/vU4Bl1TF8p
– Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) 1608024607000
One of the most famous players in the history of hockey, Dhyan Chand represented the Indian hockey team from 1925 to 1949 and scored over 1500 goals in the 185 matches. He was even congratulated on Padma Bhushan in 1956 and his birthday on August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day.
Sharing his enthusiasm for the project, director Abhishek Chaubey said: “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 biographer. 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. . ”