Anil Kapoor rumoured for Subrata Roy biopic
Anil Kapoor is rumoured to have been lined up for the lead role in a new movie based on the life of controversial businessman Subrata Roy
Anil Kapoor is rumoured to have been lined up for the lead role in a Subrata Roy biopic.
The '24' star is said to be in talks to play the controversial businessman - who was plagued by legal issues in recent years - in a new film based on his life story which is said to be in the works since before Subrata's death on November 14 at the age of 75.
A source told Bollywoodhungama.com: "It is not locked in as yet. Anil has reservations about certain controversial aspects of Subrata Roy’s life. Those would have to be looked into. But in principle, Anil Kapoor is on."
The news comes after it was revealed Kapoor is reportedly heading back to the international film scene by signing up for a new romantic drama. The actor has already had a taste of Hollywood with roles in Oscar-winning movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' and Tom Cruise blockbuster 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' - and now he's reportedly returning to the big screen in a new Indo-French drama directed by Ritesh Batra.
A source told Pinvkvilla: "Anil Kapoor loved the script and has already given his nod. The film is set to be a grand Indo-French production, and if all goes well, it will go on floors early next year." The film is said to focus on a love story between a couple from different backgrounds, with the insider adding: "The film revolves around an unusual relationship between an Indian man and a French woman."
The movie is said to explore themes of "love, loss, and yearning" and will mark 'The Lunchbox' director's first movie project in four years. He was previously said to have been working on a web series based on an English novel, but the outlet reports this has been put on the "backburner" while he concentrates on the romance movie. Kapoor's upcoming projects include 'Animal' opposite Ranbir Kapoor and 'Fighter' alongside Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone. He has also been working on a new film with director Abhinay Deo which is expected to be released in 2024.