Sports biopics are not going anywhere.
Celebrating the achievements and courage of many, this Bollywood and Sports bond is seeing a new film every year.
And so, continuing the trend will be this Abhay Deol film on Rugby coach Rudraksh Jena. And Abhay plays the role of this real-life coach.
Titled Jungle Cry, Abhay Deol is yet to make an announcement on the same.
Coming to the story of Rudraksh Jena, he was a Rugby coach based in Bhubaneshwar, who has trained the rugby team of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences. He rose to fame after the team, coached under him, ended up walking away victorious at the International School Rugby Tournament in London in 2007. The story gained national prominence because the team involved tribal boys from areas such as Jharkhand, Mayurbhanj and Bhubaneshwar.
Before Shabbir Boxwala kick-starts the biopic on Vikram Batra in collaboration with Dharma Productions, he is also doing this project, starring Abhay Deol, with Los Angeles-based producer Prashant Shah.