New Delhi, Sep 18: Out-of-favour India batsman Gautam Gambhir on Sunday (September 18) stoked a fresh controversy asserting that films shouldn’t be made on cricketers but on those people who have contributed for the welfare of the country and hence are more “deserving” of biopics. Dhoni speaks on his biopic Ganbhir’s comments were seen here as controversial considering they have been made barely days before the release of an eagerly-awaited biopic on the life of India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In the film, titled “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, Dhoni’s character is being portrayed onscreen by Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput. The film, releasing on September 30, is believed to unfold the rags to riches story of Dhoni and has been shot extensively in Dhoni’s hometown of Ranchi. “I don’t believe in biopics on cricketers. I think those people who have contributed more to the country than the cricketers deserve a biopic,” Gambrir wrote on Twitter. “There are lots of people in the country who have done so many noble deeds for the nation. Therefore, biopics should be made on their lives,” the Delhi batsman added.