February 14, 2014 10:45:15 am
The pre-production for a biopic on Gama Pehlwan, one of the greatest wrestlers of the country is currently underway. Born in 1880 in Amritsar, Gama remained unbeaten in a career spanning 50 years. Written, and to be directed by actor-turned-director Parmeet Sethi who directed the 2010 Badmaash Company, the film will have John Abraham playing the wrestler.
“It took John only a minute to say yes to the project. The role will show him in a completely different light. John has a fantastic physique and like the great wrestler, he is also a no nonsense man, with both sharing similar temperaments,” said Sethi adding that John will also be producing the film.
Gama’s story has several ups and downs and according to the director is more inspirational than ace athlete Milkha Singh’s whose life was captured in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
The film is likely to take off soon and an action team from abroad will be working on Abraham’s look. “The film will have an international flavour to it and there will be two leading ladies,” added Sethi.
Ajay Devgn-Deepika Padukone in Bajirao Mastani
After the hit, Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-leela, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is gearing up to work on his next, Bajirao Mastani. The story traces the romance between a Maratha warrior and the daughter of a court dancer and is believed to be a subject close to the director’s heart. But who shall play the lead role, remains a topic of speculation. News that Ajay Devgn will be playing the lead was confirmed by a reliable source. However, when contacted, Bhansali’s spokesperson denied it, stating that, “no, the news is not true.” Meanwhile, there are strong indications that Bhansali will rope in his …Ram-leela star Deepika Padukone t
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o play the lead opposite Devgn.
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