2019-04-30 by W.M.
Biopic on tainted saint Asaram Bapu in the pipeline
Bollywood has had some sort of fascination with biopics in the last few years. We’ve seen biopics being made on people like actors, politicians, athletes etc. Now, if rumours are to be believed, we will soon see a biopic on the spiritual leader Asaram Bapu.
A report in a leading daily has revealed that producer Sunil Bohra has bought the rights for Ushinor Majumdar’s novel, God of Sin: The Cult, Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu. He plans to turn it into a film. The book deals with the journey of the spiritual leader his rise and his downfall following the arrest in a sexual assault case in 2013. Sunil Bohra also spoke about the same with the leading daily, “I read the book and was taken in by lawyer PC Solanki who fought the case for the victims against Asaram Bapu for free. The two lady police officers — one from Jodhpur and the other from Surat — are inspiring, too. In my eyes, they are the real heroes. We will focus on these people and the rest will be based on facts. I bought the rights of the book last month. I have started meeting writers and shall lock the team soon. I want the movie to have an international appeal. The cast will be decided once the script is ready.”
Well, a biopic on a controversial character like Asaram Bapu is sure to attract a lot of positive and negative attention. Comment and let us know if would you like to see such a biopic on the big screen?