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Telugu actor Sudheer Babu portrays badminton player in Pullela Gopichand biopic

Filmmakers make another badminton biopic of ace badminton player, chief national coach of the Indian badminton team and Padma Shri awardee Pullela Gopichand is on the way.

Even as Shraddha Kapoor is to play badminton star Saina Nehwal in a bio-pic directed by Amole Gupte

The makers of the Pullela Gopichand bio-pic have decided to cast Telugu actor Sudheer Babu who made his Bollywood debut as the arch villain in Sabbir Khan’s ‘Baaghi’ two years ago.

Sudheer Babu is not only an actor who is culturally affiliated with Puellela, he is also a badminton champ in his own right.

Sudheer who made a bludgeoning impact with Baaghi is hoping to move to a more heroic image with this sports film.

Talking on the biopic, Pullela Gopichand, said, “Badminton is at an inflection point in our country and nothing delights me more than to see the rapidly growing interest for the sport, especially with the youth.”

“I would be proud if by sharing my story as a film, we can encourage more and more people to pursue their dreams. I am excited with the developments on the film and look forward to Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia and Fox Star taking this film to the masses,” he added.

The film to be produced jointly by Fox-Star Studios and Abundantia Entertainment, a bilingual biopic in Hindi and Telugu, will chronicle the exciting journey of Pullela Gopichand, on and off the court.

The scripting of the film is underway and the shoot will commence in mid-2018.–CINEWS

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