Back in 2016, Sushant Singh Rajput was inspired by the story of Murlikant Petkar and agreed to take on the film. Now, Kartik Aaryan is set to embody the character in Chandu Champion.
It is worth noting that Buzztidings has been consistently providing the latest updates on the upcoming film, Chandu Champion, featuring Kartik Aaryan and directed by Kabir Khan. In a surprising turn of events, it has come to light that this forthcoming sports drama holds a connection with the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
According to a reliable source from the industry, the film revolves around a connection that Sushant Singh Rajput was actively pursuing before his unfortunate demise. The source discloses that Sushant had shown immense dedication towards another sports biopic, which is now being revived as Chandu Champion. Rajput had a deep interest in portraying the extraordinary life of Murlikant Petkar, a distinguished sportsman and army veteran who overcame physical challenges.
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It is revealed that Kartik Aaryan has now taken on the responsibility of essaying the inspiring character of Murlikant Petkar in the film. He has wholeheartedly committed himself to the role and is tirelessly preparing for it. Kartik is undergoing extensive training in various sports associated with the character to ensure authenticity and bring the story to life on the silver screen.
Who is Murlikant Petkar
For those who are not familiar, Before his death, Sushant Singh Rajput had reportedly agreed to work on a new sports biopic after the success of “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.” According to sources, the movie was about the extraordinary life of Murlikant Petkar, a disabled army veteran and accomplished athlete. Murlikant Petkar had won a Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1970 and also at the Paralympics in Germany in 1972. At the time, the project did not have a title.
The film is scheduled for release on Eid 2024, specifically on June 14.
In the meantime, Kartik Aaryan is currently relishing the success of his recently released film, SatyaPrem Ki Katha. Directed by Sameer Vidwans and co-starring Kiara Advani, the film has been received well by the audience.