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Ritesh Sidhwani quells rumours of  Kapil Dev, Bishan Singh Bedi biopic

The producer claims that there are no plans for the rumoured biopics, and the focus right now is on the upcoming film Fukrey Returns.


Producer Ritesh Sidhwani has denied rumours about producing a biopic on former cricketers Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi.

He attended the teaser launch of his upcoming film Fukrey Returns on Tuesday, 8 August, and put to rest all rumours surrounding the biopic.

"If people are discussing about biopic being made on Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi from our side, then I have no idea about it. There are no such plans right now. We are focusing on Fukrey right now and we are making effort to give this one a good release," he said.

The teaser launch was attended by the entire team including Pulkit Samrat, Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh and Richa Chadha.

When director Lamba was asked about a long gap between Fukrey and Fukrey Returns, he said they wanted to make it better than the first film.

"We took three years because audience should like it. If we would have made sequel just for the sake of it, then audience would have criticised us. We took enough time to make it and we made sure that it's better than the first," he said.

Sidhwani's web series Inside Edge met with a great success on digital platform and the makers are preparing for season 2.

Asked if they are keen to make Fukrey as series, Sidhwani said, "Why not... the point of having a film like this is because audience enjoys the characters and they want to see more of it. If they will write to us and mail to us to come up with next parts, we will hopefully continue with it, but we should be able to do justice to it because just for the heck of it you can't make a film. This part lent itself to an extension because it starts at the right point when first part ends. When Bholi (Richa Chadha) goes to jail, then what happens with these characters is the story of this film."

Fukrey Returns also stars Ali Fazal, Vishakha Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Priya Anand in lead roles. It is produced by Excel Entertainment and will be released on 8 December.