Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who recently launched his biography here, says if a film on his life is made, he would like Bajirao Mastani actor Ranveer Singh to star in it.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched his biography Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography on February 19.
“I feel it would be a good story and it will be great as it’s a very inspirational story. There is romance, entertainment and everything in it. If a Hindi film is made on my biography, then Ranveer Singh can do a good job or my sons Luv and Kush who resemble me. I myself would like to do something,” Shatrughan told IANS.
The 338-page book has been written by renowned columnist, critic and author Bharathi S Pradhan. Seven years of research, 37 interviews and over 200 hours of taped conversations with photographs from the Sinha family’s private archives have gone into the writing and making of the biography.
He said: “It’s a very gripping book. Once you start reading, you don’t feel like leaving it in between. Most of my friends who have started reading this, told me that they can’t stop by reading just two or three pages.”
Chennai: Bengaluru-based entrepreneur-producer Ashok Kheny reportedly wants to make a biopic of Tipu Sultan with the 64-year-old southern superstar. Reacting strongly to media reports that Rajinikanth may star in a biopic on Tipu Sultan, Hindu Munani leader Rama Gopalan has urged the superstar to desist from doing so.
According to Gopalan, Tipu was ‘anti-Tamil’ and hence no Tamil actors including Rajinikanth should star in the film.
The BJP along with some other organizations told Rajnikant not to accept lead role in the film.
On Sunday, leaders of various parties BJP, Hindu Munnani, and the Hindu Makkal Katchi held a protest over the same.
The BJP and political outfits in Tamil Nadu have warned the actor against accepting the offer from leading Kannada producer Ashok Kheny to play the lead role.
BJP leader L Ganesan was quoted by Indian Express as saying, “Tipu was an aggressor, who committed maximum atrocities against Hindus. Rajinikanth will never take up a role to portray such a character”.
“Tipu Sultan was a tyrant, a murderer… So if someone is making a film showing Tipu as a hero then it is distortion of history,” BJP national secretary H Raja said, according to CNN-IBN.
In his statement, Gopalan said that the film will be an attempt to portray Tipu Sultan as a freedom fighter.