Cricket fans in India not only relish watching their favourite stars on the field but also look forward to the possibility of witnessing their inspiring journeys on the silver screen. Biopics of legendary cricketers have always struck a chord with audiences, allowing them to delve into the untold stories of their sporting heroes.
The monumental success of ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ fuelled the demand for more such biographical films based on the life of cricketers. When it comes to casting these iconic cricketers, opinions vary widely. However, Indian actress Tamannaah Bhatia recently shared her thoughts on who could perfectly portray the roles of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli in their respective biopics during a candid interaction with Star Sports.
1) Rohit Sharma – Vijay Sethupathi
Tamannaah believes that the versatile actor Vijay Sethupathi possesses the charisma and acting prowess needed to bring Rohit’s life to the big screen. Rohit is known for his exceptional batting skills and remarkable captaincy and has had a journey filled with ups and downs, which makes his biopic a fascinating story waiting to be told.
2) Hardik Pandya – Dhanush
To encapsulate the charismatic and dynamic personality of Hardik, Tamannaah further suggests Dhanush as the perfect fit. Hardik’s incredible journey from a small town to becoming one of the most sought-after all-rounders in world cricket is a tale that deserves to be showcased, and Dhanush’s acting abilities could bring it to life in a compelling manner.
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3) Ravindra Jadeja – Allu Arjun
Known for his incredible fielding skills and match-turning performances, Jadeja is an enigmatic personality in Indian cricket, and Tamannaah believes that Telugu superstar Allu Arjun would be the ideal choice to portray Jadeja’s exceptional journey. Jadeja’s transformation from a young boy from Saurashtra to a cricketing sensation would undoubtedly make for an enthralling biopic.
4) Virat Kohli – Ram Charan Teja
Former India captain Kohli, who has redefined modern-day cricket with his exceptional batting prowess and leadership qualities, deserves a biopic that does justice to his incredible journey. As per Tamannaah, Ram Charan Teja, another acclaimed Telugu actor, could aptly bring Virat’s passion and aggression to the silver screen.
India stars are all set to face Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 Final
On the work front, Rohit, Hardik, Jadeja, and Kohli are all focused on representing India in the Asia Cup 2023 final. The Indian team will face Sri Lanka in the summit clash scheduled on September 17th.