It looks like there is a rising trend in Bollywood to make films on sports personalities and it has become a flavor apparently.
Previously, superstar Salman Khan and brother Sohail Khan announced that they are going to make a film on Gama Pehlwan. Meanwhile John Abraham too expressed his wish to make bio-pic on the wrestler.
While Sohail Khan will essay the role of Gama Pehlwan in the movie that will be produced by Salman Khan and directed by Puneet Issar, John will play the character in the movie that will be produced by him and directed by Parmeet Sethi.
For the Salman-Sohail movie, Puneet has already roped in Olympian Sushil Kumar to train Sohail for the role.
The actor will have to weigh about 99 kg to fit the role. The team is also scouting for foreign wrestlers who can be part of the movie as Gama had defeated many opponents from other countries.
As for John’s film, the actor is already in great shape but there was buzz that he may go through some intense training for the character of a wrestler.
Sources suggest that Parmeet has been working on the project for three years. They also have registered titles for their movies with the Film Writers Association. We wonder if making movies on the same topic causes a rift between Salman and John yet again.