Tiger Shroff approached for Bhaichung Bhutia's biopic (Photo: Instagram)
Tiger Shroff’s next onscreen persona might be that of the former Sikkim striker, Bhaichung Bhutia. Last year, the Sikkim Express reported that Anand Kumar is gearing up to do a biopic on former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia with the likes of actors Tiger Shroff and Ranbir Kapoor fitting the bill. For a long time, it has been known that Tiger and his love for sports has been as endless affair, this new report suggesting that Tiger will fill in the shoes of Bhutia onscreen sits all too well.
According to a Pinkvilla source, Tiger is reportedly been offered the role of the strikers, “Tiger has been approached for a biopic, which might also be his first. It's on the life of Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia. Anand Kumar, the director of Zila Ghaziabad, is putting the project together. They have offered the film to Tiger. It now needs to be seen if Tiger will be keen on taking this project up."
"Tiger is a fantastic footballer himself. In fact, if he wasn't an actor, he would have taken to a career in the sport. So when Anand was looking at a popular face for the biopic, Tiger was his first and only choice. Tiger has liked the script but now, it's up to the dates and the schedules. The modalities need to be discussed before proceeding further," the source further added.
Following the talks of his biopic that is following the likes of Milkha Singh, MS Dhoni, Mary Kom, Bhaichung, elated on the news told Sikkim Express, “I am honoured that people feel that my journey is worth capturing for the big screen. I am certain that Anand will do justice to my story. I hail from a small town in Sikkim, but playing football for India wasn’t my only dream. I always wanted to own a professional football club and I realised that dream with United Sikkim.”
Tiger Shroff meanwhile will be seen in Baaghi 3 that even co-stars Hrithik Roshan.