The Gopichand Biopic


Fox Star Studios in collaboration with Abundantia Entertainment, is all set to present the biopic of ace badminton player, chief national coach of the Indian Badminton team and Padma Shri awardee —Pullela Gopichand. The film, a bilingual biopic in hindi & telugu will chronicle the exciting journey of Pullela Gopichand, on and off the court. The scripting of the film is underway and the shoot will commence in mid-2018.

Born in 1973 in Andhra Pradesh, Gopichand whose first love was cricket during his growing-up years, rose to become one of the top badminton players in the country & won the prestigious All England Open Badminton Champioships in 2001. After bringing in laurels to the country, Gopichand retired in 2003 & opened country’s premier badminton institution – Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. The sports academy has produced few of the country’s leading players such as 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal, 2016 Olympic silver medalist P V Sindhu & the Super Series record holder Srikanth Kidambi.

Commenting on the biopic, Pullela Gopichand, said, “Badminton is at an inflection point in our country and nothing delights me more than to see the rapidly growing interest for the sport, especially with the youth. I would be proud if by sharing my story as a film, we can encourage more and more people to pursue their dreams. I am excited with the developments on the film and look forward to Vikram and Fox Star taking this film to the masses.”