Paresh Rawal and former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam
It's the season of biopics and in the last couple of years, we have seen many biographical films in multiple languages. From Thackrey, NTR Mahanayakudu to PM Narendra Modi, most of these biographical films have been made with the sole intention of bringing their stories to life.
For nearly two years, a biopic on the life of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has been in the making. Recently, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal took to Twitter to confirm that he has been roped in to reprise his role in the latter's biopic.
He quoted a fan's tweet and wrote, "In my humble opinion he was SAINT KALAM !i am so blessed and fortunate that I will be playing KALAM Saab in his biopic. (sic)"
Here's the tweet:
In my humble opinion he was SAINT KALAM !i am so blessed and fortunate that I will be playing KALAM Saab in his biopic . https://t.co/0e8K3O6fMBParesh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) January 4, 2020
The Abdul Kalam biopic will be jointly produced by Abhishek Agarwal and Anil Sunkara. In a brief interview with IndiaToday.in, producer Abhishek confirmed Paresh Rawal's inclusion and added that the film will go on floors in the coming months.
In an earlier interview with Deccan Chronicle, Abhishek said, "This is an international project and we have got author Raj Chengappa (who wrote the book Weapons of Peace) on board for our biopic. After acquiring the rights to the book, we started our groundwork. We have incorporated dramatic elements to our screenplay. The biopic will concentrate on the life of Kalam sir and how he outsmarted the CIA in the Pokhran Nuclear test."
It is said that that this project will be made in Hindi and English. However, the producers are yet to finalise on the rest of the cast and crew.