Ekta Kapoor has bought the rights to a biopic on the cricketer. Saif, Ranbir, Ranveer on her wish list to play the lead.
Mary Kom and Milkha Singh may soon have company. Cricket’s original controversy will return on the big screen, if Ekta Kapoor has her way. Mirror has learnt that the producer and her team signed a contract with Azharuddin day before yesterday, for rights to a biopic on the cricketer’s life.
The deal was finalised after a long phase of meetings and negotiations and according to sources, Ekta managed to beat her competitors with a handsome offer price.
A source close to the developments said: “The final meeting was held at a Bandra five-star and an official announcement is expected any time soon. The film wil start rolling later this year.”