The actress is set to produce a biopic on hockey whiz-kid Sandeep Singh.
Biopics on sportspersons have become common in Bollywood. After the success of Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag on the Flying Sikh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Mary Kom on the boxing legend, Chitrangada Singh has turned producer with a film on Sandeep Singh. She has bought the rights to his life story.
Speaking from London, the hockey whiz-kid confirmed the news, saying, “It feels great that I will watch my life unveil on celluloid soon. I have known Chitrangada for years, she is a friend.”
The former captain of the Indian national team, a penalty corner specialist, was injured on August 22, 2006. He was felled by an accidental gunshot while on his way to join the national team that was flying out to Germany for the World Cup two days later. He was on the wheelchair for two years, but not only recovered, but rejoined the team too.
The director is yet to be finalised.
Chitrangada is definite that she will not act in her debut production.