It’s been 4 years since Ashok Dhyan Chand, child of hockey legend Dyan Chand sold the motion picture privileges of his dad’s life to makers Pooja Shetty and Aarti Shetty.
Nothing happened. There was some discourse with Shah Rukh Khan. Be that as it may, the matter was dropped.
Notwithstanding, it now appears the Shetty sisters have taken the task to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and the undertaking is at long last pushing forward.
Says a source from Dharma, “Pooja and Aarti sounded Karan Johar out about the Dhyan Chand venture. He cherished the thought and consented to co-create the film. Karan drew nearer Ranbir Kapoor to play Dhyan Chand. Ranbir for reasons best known not, declined the offer. Karan then took the task to his other most loved Varun Dhawan who is extremely enthusiastic about playing the hockey legend. He even made his dad David Dhawan hear the story. Karan Johar then drew nearer Fox Star Studios who are extremely quick to get on board……..
There is only one hitch. A very major hitch. Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Fox-Star do not want the film to be directed by debutante director Rohit Jaisingh Vaid .
Says a source, “It was Rohit who bought the rights for the bio-pic on behalf of the Shetty sisters. The right to direct the film cannot be taken away from him unless Rohit voluntarily forfeits it. This, he is in no mood to do.”
Given the scenario the Dhyan Chand bio-pic seems in a deadlock.
Says the source, “Rohit Vaid rightly feels he has the right to direct the Dhyan Chand bio-pic. But Karan Johar and Fox-Star feel Rohit’s inexperience goes against him……..
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