The film also stars other former cricketers like Maninder Singh, Manoj Prabhakar and Atul Wassan.
Kirket is based on former cricketer Kirti Azad’s life: See motion poster
Mumbai - 04 Sep 2019 16:00 IST
Director Yogendra Singh’s Kirket: Bihar Ke Apmaan Se Samman Tak is based on the life of former cricketer and current politician Kirti Azad. The film will see Azad playing himself instead casting an actor.
The film also stars other former cricketers like Maninder Singh, Manoj Prabhakar and Atul Wassan. Actors Vishal Tiwari, Sonam Chhabra and Sonu Jha are also part of the film
The motion poster of Kirket shows that after the 1950s, no player from the Indian state of Bihar had been selected to play for the national team until 1980 when Azad made his one-day international debut against Australia at Melbourne.
The motion poster also highlights the state of Bihar, in the past, in terms of its politics and issues like casteism.
Azad played seven test matches and 25 one-day internationals. The high point of his career was his contribution in the semi final of 1983 World Cup against England where he took the prized wicket of the dangerous player, Ian Botham.
Interestingly, Azad’s character will also be found in Kabir Khan’s keenly awaited 83 (2020) since the film is based on India’s victory in the 1983 World Cup. Actor Dinker Sharma will be playing his role in the film, which sees Ranveer Singh play captain Kapil Dev.