Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A biopic has been announced on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, which would be directed by filmmaker Aanand L. Rai.
Informing about the same, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh on Sunday tweeted,”BIOPIC ON VISWANATHAN ANAND… A biopic on #Indian chess grandmaster #ViswanathanAnand has been planned… The yet untitled biopic – will be directed by Aanand L. Rai… Produced by Sundial Entertainment [Mahaveer Jain] and Colour Yellow Productions (Aanand L. Rai).”
BIOPIC ON VISWANATHAN ANAND… A biopic on #Indian chess grandmaster #ViswanathanAnand has been planned… The biopic – not titled yet – will be directed by Aanand L Rai… Produced by Sundial Entertainment [Mahaveer Jain] and Colour Yellow Productions [Aanand L Rai]. pic.twitter.com/fNBtdza2Dq
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 13, 2020
The five-time world champion celebrated his 51st birthday on December 11. “Thanks everyone for your wishes. Had a quiet day with my family. Of course it included a chocolate cake (made by Aruna and Akhil),” Anand tweeted from his official Twitter account on Friday.
Thanks everyone for your wishes. Was a quiet day with my family . Of course it included chocolate cake ( made by Aruna & Akhil).
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) December 11, 2020
It is not yet finalised, which actor would play the Chess grandmaster in the yet untitled Aanand L. Rai directorial.
Commenting on Taran Adarsh’s tweet, netizens suggested names of actors who they feel are best suited to portray Viswanathan Anand on screen.
“@juniorbachchan shoud do it, he also looks like Vishy,” commented a user suggesting Abhishek Bachchan‘s name to play the Chess grandmaster.
A user suggested “Scam 1992” actor Pratik Gandhi’s name for Anand’s role.
Another user felt actor Gulshan Devaiah would be perfect for the role.