Here is a quick look at the upcoming Bollywood biopics:
1. M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Director: Neeraj Pandey
The film tells the story of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, played by Sushant Singh Rajput, and Kiara Advani as Sakshi Singh Dhoni, The film will also star the likes of John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Fawad Khan, etc. and would be released by 2015.
2. Bajirao Mastani.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release: 18th December 2015
The film narrates the story of the the Maratha warrior – Peshwa (Prime Minister) Baji Rao(Ranveer Singh) of the Maratha Empire and his second wife Mastani(Deepika Padukone) .Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai.
Director: Tony D’Souza
Release: May 2016
Azhar is based on the life of the former Indian captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, who was involved in a match fixing scandal in 2000. Th film will star Emraan Hashmi as Azharuddin and Prachi Desai as his first wife. Nargis Fakhri will play Sangeeta Bijlani, and Huma Qureshi will portray the character of Badminton Star Jwala Gutta.
4. Neerja Bhanot
Director: Ram Madhvani
Neerja Bhanot was a flight attendant on Pan AM flight that was hijacked in 1986. Neerja was a young flight attendant who was shot dead by terrorist while trying to save the passengers on-board.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Release Date: 24th December 2016
The film stars Aamir Khan portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.Geeta Phogat was India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (52 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (55 kg).
Director: Shoojit Sircar
The film, he says, is a “truly inspirational” story of late Indian footballer Sibdas Bhaduri, who captained Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield final when they defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment to become the maiden Asian team to emerge victorious in the competition.
Director: Hansal Mehta
Aligarh is an upcoming Hindi movie based on the real life incident of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. Siras was the professor of Marathi at the Aligarh Muslim University.
Release : December 2016
The ‘PK’ director has confirmed that he is filming Sanju Baba’s life with Ranbir Kapoor as the main lead and he will tell the world everything about Sanjay Dutt as the world knows only 1/10th of his real life.
9. Movie on Kishore Kumar
Release Date: Unknown
Anurag Basu is all geared up to make a movie on the life of Legend ‘Kishor Kumar’ with Ranbir Kapoor in the main lead. The work on the movie has not started as of date,
Karan Johar had tweeted, “My friends Pooja…Aarti Shetty and I are honoured and proud to have the rights to tell the story of the legendary sportsman #Dyanchand.” The hockey player was a three-time Olympic gold medal winner and was widely popular as ‘The Wizard’ due to his control on the ball. There were reports of Shah Rukh Khan playing the role, but neither Karan nor SRK have confirmed it.