Biopic on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand to be directed by Aanand L Rai

The five-time world champion celebrated his 51st birthday on December 11

author_img IANS Published :  13th December 2020 09:32 PM   |   Published :   |  13th December 2020 09:32 PM
Aanand L. Rai to direct Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

Aanand L. Rai to direct Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

The biopic on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand will 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)."

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.

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 should 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.
 

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