Big news is being heard from Film Nagar that Super Star Mahesh Babu is all set to play ace former Indian badminton star and coach at the moment, Telugu lad Pullela Gopichand. This will be in the sport star’s biopic, where his raise from a university badminton captain to India’s top player of the game is vividly shown.
Director Praveen Sattaru who made interesting but not so successful movies like LBW and Chandamama Kathalu is getting ready to wield megaphone for this biography project. And the name of producer of this flick might shock you a little. Mahesh Babu’s ‘Baava’ Sudheer Babu wants to produce this flick on his own banner and already pre-production work is started, say sources. Though this director and producer look like two odd persons handling up a risky stuff, Mahesh will be suiting the role quite well. His athletic physique and curious looks perfectly match to that of Gopichand like the way Farhan Akhtar has done in Milka Singh’s biopic ‘Baag Milka Baag’.
Surely pre-production of this biopic on Gopichand should be given more time, and also Mahesh should learn the game and play like a professional. Otherwise authenticity will be missing in the character he will play if at all this film news turns true one day.