Bollywood to make a biopic on Olympic medalist Abhinav Bindra
"The story of Abhinav Bindra is worth telling. We are hopeful it would encourage today's youth. When making a biopic, the co-operation and enthusiasm of the person matters a lot. Abhinav loved the script. He has been forthcoming. We are glad to have his support," Kannan told PTI.
Kannan, who made his directorial debut with "Ek Thi Daayan", said he is in the process of casting for his biopic.
"Casting the right actor is very important. We are looking at the younger generation of actors in the age group of 17 to 24. We are approaching everybody and are hopeful we will get the right actor on board," he said.
Kannan, however, did not reveal much about his casting when asked if the yet-to-titled-project would also have a female lead.
Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. He won the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was also India's first gold medal since 1980 when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold.
"His (Abhinav) achievements have been huge. We hope he wins a gold medal at Rio Olympics," Kannan said.