Four years back Ashok Dhyan Chand, son of hockey legend Dhyan Chand had sold the movie rights of his father’s life to producers Pooja Shetty and Aarti Shetty. Since then one didn't hear any development on this.
Now as per a DNA report the Shetty sisters have taken the project to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and the project is finally moving ahead. The daily quoted a source from Dharma as saying, "Pooja and Aarti sounded Karan out about the Dhyan Chand project. He loved the idea and agreed to co-produce the film. Karan approached Ranbir Kapoor to play Dhyan Chand. Ranbir, for reasons best known to him, declined the offer. KJo then took the project to his other favourite Varun Dhawan, who is quite keen on playing the hockey legend. He even made his father David Dhawan hear the story. Karan Johar then approached Fox Star Studios, who are keen to get on board."
However buzz is that Karan, Varun and Fox Star do not want the film to be directed by debutant director Rohit Jaisingh Vaid. The report further quoted the source adding, "It was Rohit, who bought the rights for the biopic on behalf of the Shetty sisters. The right to direct the film cannot be taken away from him unless Rohit voluntarily forfeits it. This, he is in no mood to do."
Only time will tell what happens next. But we are so looking forward to see Varun in this new avatar!