For quite some time, rumours of a Sourav Ganguly biopic have circulated. About two years ago, the former Indian captain confirmed his biopic, while Sourav was keen on seeing Ranbir play his role in the movie. Unfortunately, it seems that’s not going to happen for good.
According to reports, the producers have discussed the proposal with Ayushmann Khurrana for months, and he has consented to the project. “The talks have advanced to the point where it’s just a matter of formalities before he’s officially signed on. They believe Ayushmann, a left-handed hitter, is an excellent fit for Ganguly’s post,” revealed one of the sources to a local news media.
Reportedly, Sourav Ganguly has also approved Ayushmann’s casting and will soon see him personally.
Ayushmann is also rumoured to undergo months of extensive cricket preparation for the film.
Fans, on the other hand, have mixed feelings about the development. While some believe a Bengali actor should have been cast in the roles, others believe Ayushmann would also excel in this role.