Karan Johar is doing a biopic on the life of hockey legend Dhyan Chand. Intially Varun Dhwan was approached for the role but he turn down the director. It seems Varun & Karan were nor sure about Vaid’s who will be the director.
Now, Vaid won a national award for his directorial Mahayodha Ram gave him lot of appreciation. This made Varun Dhawan re-think on his decision.
The director said:
The people involved knew that I’d bought the rights of Dhyan Chand and had offered it to them on the condition that I would direct. There was no issue! They only wanted some changes incorporated. I’ve reworked the script along with Agneepath writer Ila Bedi.
It took me five years to do research on him as nobody had a clue about him anymore and there’s hardly anything in his autobiography. We spoke to his son Ashok Dhyanchand and to many people in India and Pakistan. What we have now is very exciting.
He also said that he will approach Varun Dhawan once again with revised script.
Siddharth Malhotra to whom the script was also narrated said:
Shah Rukh Khan showed great interest, but he won’t fit the age group. Ranbir Kapoor is a friend and was also given a narration. He loved the story, but he was already doing another biopic , so he couldn’t do it.