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Anil and Harshvardhan for Bindra biopic

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Jul 12, 2017, 12:13 am IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2017, 12:13 am IST

A source close to the Kapoor family says the young actor has already begun his shooting lessons.

Olympian sharp-shooter Abhinav Bindra’s biopic has gone through several upheavals before finally landing up on the doorstep of Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan.
 Olympian sharp-shooter Abhinav Bindra’s biopic has gone through several upheavals before finally landing up on the doorstep of Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan.

Olympian sharp-shooter Abhinav Bindra’s biopic has gone through several upheavals before finally landing up on the doorstep of Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan.

Kannan Iyer, who directed the eerie Ek Thi Daayan will direct the Bindra biopic. Anil will play Abhinav’s father, and Harshvardhan will take up the all-important role of the Olympian.

Earlier, Rishi Kapoor had been roped in to play the father, while Ranbir Kapoor who shares his birth date with Abhinav, was to play Bindra. There was some talk of Varun Dhawan taking up the Bindra role, too. But he has decided not to do real-life characters so early in his career. Wise decision, we say.

Prerna Arora, the co-producer of the project confirms the casting.

The biopic is being produced in close association with the Bindras. Abhinav’s father Apjit Bindra was instrumental in seeing him win gold at the Olympics.

Director Kannan Iyer spent close to three years researching the Bindra story. After going through their entire timeline, Kannan decided to format the film as a tale about a father and son.

Harshvardhan, the newest method actor in Bollywood, is known to alter his physical attributes as per the role’s demand. He is now readying himself to play the sharp-shooter.

A source close to the Kapoor family says the young actor has already begun his shooting lessons.

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