It can now safely be said that the bio-pic on Ram Jethmalani will be happening by the beginning of next year. Ronnie Screwvala will produce the film which will be based on the authorized biography of the lawyer’s life: Susan Adelman’s The Rebel: a Biography Of Ram Jethmalani .
Directors who are seriously under consideration are Rajkumar Gupta(of No One Killed Jessica fame) and Hansal Mehta.
Says a source in the know, “Ronnie is not interested in making a big commercial film. He wants to tell the Jethmalani saga as it was . The story of boy who fled for his life during the Partition and became the biggest legal eagle in India is inspirational and motivational.”
And that’s how Ronnie Screwvala who has lately incepted his new production company RSVP, wants to project and position the bio-pic.
Informed sources say Screwvala has zeroed in on Amitabh Bachchanto play the older Jethamalani.
“But there is the younger part of Jethmalani’s life that is very important.And if Mr Bachchan is being cast as the older Jethmalanithe actor playing his younger version must be strong and powerful,” says the source.