Mumbai: Few weeks back Harshavardhan Kapoor announced his next, a biopic on Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra with a picture on Instagram. Soon after reports confirmed that Anil Kapoor would be essaying the role of Abhinav’s father in the movie.
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Anil Kapoor recently wished Abhinav Bindra on his birthday with a sweet message on Twitter.
He wrote, “Happy Birthday @Abhinav_Bindra !! Your shot at history definitely paid off & led to an inspired nation! To many more such shots!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy Birthday <a href="https://twitter.com/Abhinav_Bindra?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Abhinav_Bindra</a> !! Your shot at history definitely paid off & led to an inspired nation! To many more such shots! <a href="https://t.co/JwvoayebUs">pic.twitter.com/JwvoayebUs</a></p>— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnilKapoor/status/913365879030636544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 28, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Abhinav won the country's first individual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The biopic is scheduled to go on floors by October and will reportedly focus on the relationship between Abhinav and his father.
It is for the first time that real son-father duo, Harshvardhan and Anil will share screen space for a film. Reports suggest that Anil has already started prepping for his role.
The biopic is titled as 'Bindra' and it will be helmed by director Rajkumar Gupta. It is set to hit the screens some time next year....