Sushant Singh Rajput has achieved a lot in a very short span of time and his journey from the Television world to the film industry has been impressive. There is absolutely no denying the fact that his success is the result of his dedication and hard work. He received accolades for his brilliant performance in the biopic of former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni and now the recent reports of DNA After Hrs suggest that the “Kai Po Che” actor is all set for one more biopic.
Biopic on WWE star The Great Khali:
Yes, you read that right! Sushant will soon be seen in a biopic of wrestler Dalip Singh Rana who is popular with the name of The Great Khali.
Here’s a what a source disclosed,
“The biopic is on the life of wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, better known as Khali or The Great Khali in WWE circle. The studio has spoken to the Punjabi wrestler and he has given them the rights to make a film on his life. Sushant has been approached to play the titular role and he has in principle agreed to do the film.”
Exploring the unknown chapters of Khali’s life:
The biopic will throw light on the lesser-known facts of Khali’s life, just like “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”. The source further revealed,
“People only know about the sporty side of this Indian-born American semi-retired professional wrestler, promoter and actor. But there’s an untold story behind his super success. He was an officer for the Punjab state police and struggled for years before making it big in wrestling. The story will be about his journey.”
Third biopic in Sushant’s filmy career:
It will be the third biopic of Sushant Singh Rajput in his filmy career so far. Last year, he was seen in “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and then he signed a movie on the life of Murlikant Petkar, the Paralympic gold medalist.
Sushant bears no resemblance with Khali. Will he justify the role?
It will be interesting to see how the makers of Khali’s biopic will make Sushant step into the shoes of the WWE star, taking into consideration the essential fact that he bears absolutely no resemblance with the wrestling sensation. Khali is 7 ft 1 inch in height and weighs 157 kg while Sushant is not even close to it.
Here’s what a trade analyst has to say,
“What worked in Sushant’s favour during Dhoni was that he looked, walked and talked like MSD. Here, Sushant has no similarities with Khali when it comes to his body prototype and his height. Unless there’s a lot of VFX involved, it’s difficult to pull off a film on Khali. No hero in Bollywood will look convincing as The Great Khali, unless there’s CGI.”
Well, we wish the actor all the best and hope that this movie adds to his success in Bollywood!