While the casting is under way, a main star is expected to come on board to play the title role. Meanwhile, traveling to Twitter, Screwvala wrote, “1500+ goals, 3 Olympic gold medals, and a history of India’s pride. It gives us immense pleasure to announce our next with #AbhishekChaubey – a biopic about the Hockey Wizard of India- #DYYANCHAND. ”
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– Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) 1608024607000
One of the most famous players in the history of hockey, Dhyan Chand represented the Indian hockey team from 1925 to 1949 and scored over 1500+ goals in the 185 matches. He was even congratulated with the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and his birthday on 29 August, is celebrated as the National Sports Day.
Sharing his excitement about the project, director Abhishek Chaubey said, “Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of our National Sport, and is proud to direct his biography film. We had a lot of research material on hand. And honestly, every achievement of his life deserves a separate story in itself. I appreciate having a brilliant creative force like Ronnie Screwvala supporting the film, and we can’t wait to start next year. Hoping to announce the lead actor soon. ”