During the casting, a top star is expected to come on board to play the title role. Meanwhile, Screwvala wrote on Twitter: “Over 1500 goals, 3 Olympic gold medals and a story of India’s pride. We are delighted to announce our next one with #AbhishekChaubey – a biopic about the Hockey Wizard of India – #DHYANCHAND.”
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– Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) 1608024607000
Dhyan Chand, one of the most famous players in hockey history, represented the Indian ice hockey team from 1925 to 1949, scoring over 1,500 goals in 185 games. He was even congratulated with the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and his birthday on August 29 is celebrated as the National Sports Day.
Shareing his enthusiasm for the project, director Abhishek Chaubey said, “Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of our national sport and it is a matter of pride to direct his biopic. We had a huge amount of research on hand and to be honest, every achievement in his life deserves a story of its own. I am grateful that a brilliant creative force like Ronnie Screwvala is supporting the film, and we can’t wait to get started next year. We hope to announce the leading man soon. ”