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Ranbir Kapoor Varun Dhawan frontrunners to play Abhinav Bindra

4 July 2016 2:39 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It is the season for sportspersons' bio-pics. At the last count we had films in the pipeline or on the floors on the lives of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (starring Aamir Khan) cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (starring Sushant Singh Rajput), badminton player Saina Nehwal (to feature Deepika Padukone) and hockey wizard Dhyan Chand (cast undecided). Now comes the news that a bio-pic on the Olympian shooter Abhinav Bindra is ready to go on the floors as soon as the main casting is place. The film on Bindra will be directed by Kannan Iyer who earlier directed the eerie Ek Thi Daayan. Says a source, "The cast is in place except the central character. For Abhinav Bindra's role, Iyer has zeroed-in on two actors Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan who are the right build age and spirit to portray Bindra from age 17 to his present age (33)." Apparently both actors have displayed »

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