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Stories of Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev must be told: Farhan Akhtar

Actor-producer Farhan Akhtar Feels The Stories Of Former Indian Cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi And Kapil Dev Need To Be Told On The Big Screen.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Jun 2017, 06:28:38 AM
Stories of Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev must be told: Farhan Akhtar


Actor-producer Farhan Akhtar feels the stories of former Indian cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Kapil Dev need to be told on the big screen.

"We have a lot of players in India whose lives are interesting and inspiring to bring on screen, like Angad Bedi's father (Bishan Singh Bedi) and Kapil Dev ji. I hope they give information to share," Farhan told reporters here when asked which cricketer he would like to do a biopic on.

"One gets to learn a lot from biopics... the hardwork, grit that one goes through and how one emerges victorious. I hope all cricketers, ex-hockey players and all sportsmen who have represented India allow (filmmakers) to share their stories to the world," he says.

Farhan was talking at the launch of his upcoming home production web series 'Inside Edge'.

'Inside Edge' is the story of 'Mumbai Mavericks', a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League, and the menace of match fixing.

It stars Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha, Sanjay Suri, Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani, Siddhanth Chaturvedi, Sayoni Gupta, Sarah Jane Dias and Amit Sial.

It is a collaboration between Amazon Prime Video and Excel Media & Entertainment.

At a time when actors like Vivek Oberoi and Saif Ali Khan are acting in web series, when asked if he himself was game for this format, Farhan said, "I am waiting for Amazon to come up with Hindi version of Spiderman!"

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First Published : 17 Jun 2017, 06:27:00 AM