Farhan Akhtar is dying to be Kapil Dev
In a country obsessed with Cricket, the top Bollywood stars are even more so. Some of them own cricket teams and many of them can be regularly seen at I.P.L. matches. Now Farhan Akhtar, one of the most talented heartthrobs from our film industry wants to put himself firmly into India’s legendary captain’s shoes.
Kapil Dev rose to a legends status when he led India to capture the 1983 World Cup. The victory stunned the world and captured India’s heart for decades, including that of Farhan Akhtar’s. Who according to rumours has already written a script on Kapil Dev and is trying his level best to make a film on the former captain and his journey to victory.
It is also reported that Kabir Khan will direct the biopic and Phantom films will produce the movie. We obviously can’t wait for this movie since the whole tournament is shadowed in myth and conjectures. It will be finally nice to see the whole episode play out, albeit with a Bollywood spin.