John Abraham to produce and star in biopic ‘The Great Gama’
John Abraham, who turned producer successfully with ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Madras Cafe’, is now gearing up to produce a biopic on the Indian wrestler…
Mumbai: John Abraham, who turned producer successfully with ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Madras Cafe’, is now gearing up to produce a biopic on the Indian wrestler ‘The Great Gama’, in which he will play the title role.
Born in 1880 in Punjab, Gama, who remained undefeated his entire career spanning more than 50 years, was awarded the Indian version of the World Heavyweight Championship on 15 October 1910.
Produced by JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films, the biopic on Gama will be directed by Parmeet Sethi.
“Gama is the only wrestler to have the distinction of being undefeated in his career span of 50 years and his story is yet not told to the world… We felt this made an interesting subject that should be highlighted and needed to be penned down. Since nothing so far has been made in his honour,” Sethi said in a statement.
“When I thought about the film the only actor who came to mind was John. While he has a great physique to go with the subject, there is something about him that is extremely honest and positive. It will be exciting for both him and me to work on this together since its a different character and something he hasn’t done so far in his career.”