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Shoojit Sircar to direct a biopic on former Defence Minister George Fernandes?
Since last few years, it is raining biopics in Bollywood. And going by the current lineup of films, it looks like the trend is here to stay. This year, we already saw biopics like ‘Thackeray’ and ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ hitting the silver screen and there are a few more like ‘Super 30’, Rakesh Sharma biopic and Saina Nehwal biopic lined up.
And now, if the latest reports are anything to go by, then very soon we might get to see a biopic made on the trade unionist and former Cabinet Minister George Fernandes, who passed away on January 29.
As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, politician-turned-producer Sanjay Raut (who recently produced ‘Thackeray’) is planning to make a biopic on George Fernandes and he has already finalized the film’s script. Apparently, the biopic will be a bilingual and Shoojit Sircar will be helming the project. However, Sanjay Raut told the tabloid, “I seek guidance from Shoojit as he is a close friend and I would love to have a talented director like him on board. But we are yet to finalise names.”
According to the report, the biopic will highlight Fernandes’ life in the 1950s in Mumbai to the Emergency in 1975. George Fernandez was an Indian trade unionist, journalist, statesman and a member of Rajya Sabha. He held several ministerial portfolios including communications, defence and railways. Following a prolonged illness, he passed away on January 29, in Delhi hospital. He was 88 years old.
Now, it has to be seen whether Shoojit actually takes up this project and we are looking forward to knowing who will be cast as George Fernandez in his biopic.
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