Gautam Gambhir on Sunday stoked a fresh controversy asserting that films shouldn’t be made on cricketers but on those people who have contributed for the welfare of the country and hence are more “deserving” of biopics.
Gambhir said “ I don’t believe in biopics on cricketers”. & he also reasoned against the practice of making films on cricketers that There are lots of people in the country who have done so many noble deeds for the nation. Therefore, biopics should be made on their lives & highlight their achievements.
But the comment could also be viewed as an indirect dig at his former team-mate Dhoni, with whom he is known to have a chequered relationship in the past.
Biopics on cricketers have earlier been made on Mohammad Azharuddin, named “Azhar” that was released early this year and former South African skipper the late Hansie Cronje, titled “Hansie: A True Story” released in 2008. A biographical film on Sachin Tendulkar, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is also presently under production.