Bollywood filmmaker and producer Sandeep Singh has acquired the rights of a biopic on the business tycoon and Sahara India Pariwar Chairman, Subrata Roy Sahara.
Singh, who has previously backed critically acclaimed biopics like ‘Aligarh’, ‘Sarbjit‘, ‘PM Narendra Modi‘ and the National award-winning ‘Mary Kom‘, has now acquired the rights to make a film on the business tycoon.
“His story is full of surprises, and as no one has dared explore it, it is largely untold,” Sandeep said in a statement.
Going on to reveal details about how the film will trace Sahara’s journey, he said, “The story of Saharasri, as he is fondly called, is the most fascinating real story available at present. Beginning from a small town in Uttar Pradesh to becoming a founder of an organisation of 14 lakh workers working under its aegis; the second-largest in India after Indian Railways, of being one of the most influential persons with stars from sports to Bollywood to politics oscillating around him; rich in controversies and audacity; a saga of emotions, rise and resilience, it has all this and more, to be a delight for filmmakers as well as the audience.”
According to Sandeep, it wasn’t easy getting the rights for the film and mentioned that it will stick to the facts rather than giving a fictional account. “I met him several times during the course of the last year and was able to assure him that the film will not be made for mere financial gains but will be dealt with in all honesty and will be factual. Finally, we were able to get the rights and we are upbeat about the project,” Singh added.