The trend of stars playing real people in films has emerged as the most reliable hit formula in Bollywood. Take a look at the celebrities who'll reprise some power-packed roles.
Actress Priyanka Chopra will soon be seen in a biopic on boxer Mary Kom. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the actress has been working extra hard to do justice to her role.
Filmmaker Anurag Basu has been inspired by the legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar. That's precisely why he is now making a "colourful and entertaining" biopic on Kishore with Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead role.
As reports suggest, Ketan Mehta will make another biopic entitled ‘Noor’. It is based on the story of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian princess who turned British spy during World War 2. As sources say, Mehta has confirmed Katrina Kaif to play the lead.
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh is now planning his second production 'Pocket Dynamo', which is a biopic titled. Based on the life of a wrestler Khashaba Jadhav, who won independent India's first Olympic medal way back in 1952, will be produced under his banner Mumbai Film Company (MFC).
Randeep Hooda-starrer Rang Rasiya is based on the life of the popular painter Raja Ravi Varma. The film, which was completed in 2008, hasn't released yet. A few controversial scenes delayed the release of the film for a very long time.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' revolves around the life of legendary sportsman Milkha Singh. The actor met Milkha a couple of times to observe his body language.
"To hear someone talk about their life - you get to know the way their eyes moisten up, how big the smile is or how comfortable their body language is while talking to someone," Farhan had told PTI.
Madhuri Dixit Nene will play the lead role in 'Gulab Gang'. The actress will be heading the gang of women in the film. This idea didn't go down well with Sampat Pal. The 62-year-old activist feels that Madhuri will not be able to do justice to the role as neither the actress nor the makers are aware of the background knowledge. Gulab Gang has been written and will be directed by Soumik Sen.
Raj Kumar, who has movies like 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha', 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2', 'Talaash' and 'Kai Po Che' to his credit, will also be seen in 'Shahid'. The film is a biopic, and an inspirational film which the actor believes every Indian should watch.
Plans are underway to make a biopic on the personal and professional life of MS Subbulakshmi. The Bharat Ratna vocalist passed away in 2004. As reports suggest, the story will be told by Rajiv Menon. While the name of Vidya Balan (who did 'The Dirty Picture' earlier) was being considered, the actor denied being approached by Rajiv.