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Biopics on sportspersons seem to have caught the fancy of our Bollywood film-makers these times. The latest one being Dangal which has been creating a storm at the box office with its impressive performance. Prior to this, we also saw two more biopics last year in the form of Azhar and M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Recently, Saif Ali Khan too expressed his desire to make a film on his father, the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, but he has his own set of apprehensions.
The actor was quoted saying to Hindustan Times, "I would love to (make a bio-pic). He is a huge icon in my mind. He was a stylish person - with his body lan-guage, the way he spoke, his attitude, and even the way he smoked his ciga-rettes. You can't come close (to him). It's like making a film on Bruce Lee. Who is going to copy his body language? That is my main concern. Amma (Sharmila Tagore) feels Ranbir (Kapoor) can. Yes, he has a long face like my father but I don't think he likes cricket. However, it will be great (to see a film on him). It will be a great story about bringing India together."
When quizzed about what has been stopping him to make the biopic, he added, "I think it's because of my personal affection towards him, and also not wanting to make a bad film ever. Tab toh lag jayenge (it will get a lot of criticism). Who is making such mind-blowing films nowadays? You need somebody who really understands such stuff. It needs to be done at some point."
On being asked if he would essay the role of his father, he quipped, "I don't know, maybe. I am 46 and all his drama happened when he was in his 20s. So, there can be two actors (who can portray different stages of his life). It's actually very interesting but I am scared of making a bad film."
Well, we think that a biopic on Tiger Pataudi would be quite interesting! What do you guys think?