While the actor to play Olympian sharp-shooter Abhinav Bindra is yet to be chosen, the actor to play the very important role of Bindra’s father is the indomitable Rishi Kapoor .
Says source close to the development, “Abhinav Bindra’s father Apjit Bindra was instrumental in seeing Abhinav win gold at the Olympics. Director Kannan Iyer spent close to three years researching the Bindra story. The bio-pic is being made in close association with the Bindras. After going through their entire story Kannandecided to format the film as a father-son story.”
Rishi has already started working on his role,character and look.
Says a source close to Rishi, “It’s the role of a very upright principled man who dreamt big dreams for his son.Rishi feels a very close affinity to the role as his own Ranbir was born on the same day and in the same year asAbhinav Bindra.”