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Former Indian cricketer, Sourav Ganguly's iconic action of waving his shirt on the balcony of the Lord's stadium in England has been recorded in millions of Indians' memory forever. Even after 21 years of that moment, the Bengal Tiger's fans go crazy thinking about it. So, to relive the moment, it was reported in 2019 that the cricketer's biopic is on the way, which would also show other facets of his career and life. Now, the former BCCI president and Indian cricket legend's darling wife, Dona Ganguly revealed a few deets regarding Sourav's biopic and opened up about the one she would like to see enacting the iconic role.
For quite some time now, rumours about many Bollywood actors, including Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra playing the role of 'Sourav Ganguly' in his biopic, were circulating in the media. However, it is still unclear whom we would see playing the iconic role. Now, in an interview with the ETimes, Sourav's wife, Dona Ganguly was asked who would be best playing the on-screen role of her husband in his biopic. To this, Dona was quick to answer that her favourites are Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. However, playing a 24-year-old version of her husband won't fit with the two actors. Thus, revealing her hopefulness about the producers and directors, she said:
“I think the producers and the director will be the best person to answer the question, because they are the one making the film. They will be the best judge to say who will be the ideal man according to the script. If you want to know my favourites I would name Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan. But we all know agewise they won’t fit as the 24-year-old Sourav Ganguly. In most part of the film, the plot will revolve around this timeframe. So, I think it would be wise to select someone who will look good according to that age.”
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Further, in the same conversation, Dona revealed the reason why the biopic is taking so much time to hit the theatres. As per reports, the biopic was announced in 2019, and its huge budget amounts to Rs. 200 - 250 crores. However, Dona mentioned that since Sourav is himself looking after the entire script, amidst his busy schedule, it is consuming more time. Moreover, the shooting would probably begin in 2023. She added:
“Sourav is squeezing whatever time he can give amid his busy schedule. The script is almost complete and Sourav himself is overseeing the scripting. The entire process is time-taking, so the shooting might not start this year. But only Sourav can give more details.”
Talking about the former BCCI president’s personal life, Sourav and his ladylove, Dona Roy were childhood sweethearts. And from making shy approaches to her by consciously walking in front of her house and school, making the first eye contact and falling for each other, Sourav and Dona had a beautiful love story before finally getting hitched. On February 1, 1997, they tied the knot in a formal wedding and were blessed with a baby girl on November 3, 2001.
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Earlier in an interview with the ETimes, Dona had revealed how the legendary cricketer, Sourav used to behave at home. Dona mentioned that Sourav loves to spend time with his family after fulfilling all his work commitments. She also shared how their daughter, Sana Ganguly is daddy’s princess, and Sourav used to have a great time with her. Revealing how despite not liking dogs, Sourav had gifted his daughter a pug. And altogether, they used to have a great time.
We are super excited to know who finally plays the iconic character of Sourav Ganguly in his biopic!
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