Varun Dhawan or Ranbir Kapoor in Abhinav Bindra biopic?

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Varun Dhawan in 'Badlapur'
Varun Dhawan in ‘Badlapur’

BizAsia reported a month ago that director Kannan Iyer was getting set to direct a film based on the life of Olympic medallist Abhinav Bindra. Although Iyer was approaching a few names back then, now it�۪s being reported that he�۪s to make a decision between two actors now for the protagonist�۪s role ��� Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor.

���The cast is in place except the central character. For Bindra’s role, Iyer has zeroed in on two actors ��� Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan ��� who have the right build, age and spirit to portray Bindra from age 17 to his present age (33),” said a source to DNA.

Interestingly, both Dhawan and Kapoor have expressed an interest in the biopic but they are also currently being considered for the film on Dhyan Chand. The source continued, ���Both are busy stars. And this film requires a long stretch of uninterrupted dates from the actors. Right now, the front-runner is Ranbir as he shares the same birth date as Abhinav Bindra. However, his dates are committed to another biopic (Sanjay Dutt’s) to be directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Both, Ranbir and Varun stand an equally good chance of playing Bindra. Also, Varun has not done any biopics (but is in talks for playing Dhyan Chand), so it would be interesting to see if he picks up the Bindra biopic first�۝.

It will definitely be interesting to see either actor in a biopic. Kapoor is, of course, also due to play Sanjay Dutt�۪s role in the Rajkumar Hirani directed biopic.

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