Bollywood’s Sports Mania: Upcoming Movies on Sportspersons in 2018

Keeping in tradition of producing movies on sportspersons, the year 2018 will also see several actors playing roles of real life or fictional sportspersons. We take a look at a few upcoming films on sports.

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Feb 10, 2018  Updated On : Jul 6, 2018

Bollywood has had a close association with sports. Sports movies have come in huge numbers in the past decade or two. Many of these films worked well at the box office while others tanked. While some films glorified the respective sportsperson like MS Dhoni, others, like Azhar, portrayed the grey shades as well.

This year too, we will be seen actors playing sportspersons on screen. And these will not be limited to just cricket, but move to sports like Hockey and badminton as well. We take a look at a few.

1.Akshay Kumar:

If the trailer of his next film Gold is anything to go by, we will see Akshay Kumar once again on screen this year in a fictional story set in the 1940s. Directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment, the film features him as a hockey player who wins Gold in the 1948 Olympics representing India as a free nation.

2.Ranveer Singh:

After a solid performance at the box office as Khilji in Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh is all set to play the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s ’83. Based on India’s victory and the first World Cup in cricket in the year 1983 under Kapil Dev’s captainship, the movie is reportedly be backed by Phantom films, co-owned by filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.

3.Taapsee Pannu:

Adding more to her action-packed performances on screen, the audience will get to see Taapsee Pannu in Soorma. Based on the life of ex-skipper Sandeep Singh, to be played by Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee will be seen playing the role of a hockey player as well as the love interest of Diljit Dosanjh’s character. The film is directed by Shaad Ali and will release in June.

4.Angad Bedi:

After wowing the audience in Tiger Zinda Hai, this hunky dude will be seen playing the role of a hockey player in Shaad Ali’s Soorma. He will essay the role of Sandeep Singh’s elder brother who sacrificed his career for his younger brother. What makes it interesting is the fact that Angad has been a trained athlete and closest to sports since his younger days.

5.Shraddha Kapoor:

The newbie actress is all set to play ace Badminton player Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic. Directed by Amol Gupte, the release date of the film is yet to be announced. However, Shraddha has begun taking badminton lessons from the Saina. This role will be in addition to the experimental roles she has been doing, the last one being Haseena Parkar.

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