Biopics have become a hot commodity and with the commercial success of “M.S Dhoni…” there are many who would like to cash on the latest taste of Indian audiences. Already two biopics based on the life of Kapildev and Jhulan Goswami is being filmed. A third biopic is also on the cards, and this time it is the life of the Prince of Kolkata, Saurav Ganguly which will be shown on the screen.

The biopic of Saurav Ganguly is being produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms fame. The film will be based on the book “A century is not enough.” There are reports that there is a dispute between the two parties on who will direct the biopic.

Balaji Films head, Ekta Kapoor prefers a director from Bollywood, Saurav wants a director who is based in Calcutta, one who is well versed with Bengali customs.

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Biopics have been made in the past and directors have taken liberties, often mixing facts and fiction citing commercial compulsions. The biopic of MS Dhoni or the Phogat sisters who were portrayed in “Dangal” were commercially successful because it had all the elements of entertainment in the right proportions and coupled with a hefty dose of nationalism which struck an emotional chord of an average Indian viewer.

There are plenty of controversies associated with Saurav which included an alleged fling with actress Nagma. Saurav had eloped with his childhood sweetheart, Dolly Ganguly who is wife now.

Saurav’s career had seen many ups and downs, and therefore his biopic will surely endear the Indian audience.

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