Fox Star Studios & Abundantia Ent. To Bring Pullela Gopichand’s Biopic Onscreen!
Fox Star Studios and Abundantia Entertainment have collaborated to make a biopic on the life of Badminton champ Pullela Gopichand.
Bollywood’s big production houses Fox Star Studios and Abundantia Entertainment team up to churn out yet another interesting biopic. Gear up to witness the life story of ace badminton player, chief national coach of the Indian Badminton team and Padma Shri awardee, Pullela Gopichand. He is the coach of country’s leading Badminton champions Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi. The story would definitely be inspiring and would reveal many aspects of Gopichand’s professional as well personal life.
It will be interesting to see which actor is roped in to play the key role. The movie is currently in the scripting phase and would roll soon. Pullela Gopichand’s student Saina Nehwal’s biopic is also being made and it stars Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. Gopichand retired in 2003 and now has his own badminton institution – Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. He is very happy with the association with Fox Star and Abundantia Ent. The movie will be bilingual in Hindi and Telugu.
Commenting 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 and Fox Star taking this film to the masses.”
Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement, “It’s a proud moment for us to present the incredible story of Pullela Gopichand. It’s an inspirational story of a man who not only was an outstanding player but went on to coach the new generation of players and has changed the face of badminton sport and has taken it to its current heights. Fox Star Studios has a proud legacy of presenting real stories like Neerja and M. S. Dhoni – The Untold Story and we are proud to associate with Gopichand and Vikram Malhotra.”
Vikram Malhotra, CEO, Abundantia Entertainment, added, “I am excited with the way this biopic on one of new India’s most-inspiring icons is taking shape. It is a huge responsibility for us to bring the Pullela Gopichand story to the big screen and to share this rare tale with audiences all over the world. I am also delighted to have Fox Star join in on this journey and together we are committed to giving our best to tell Gopichand’s glorious tale of determination, grit, dedication, and triumph. I also take this occasion to wish a very happy birthday to Gopi.”