Documentary on Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh expected to hit theatres in 2017

A series of movies on cricketers have been lined up in the upcoming time, first a biopic on Indian skipper MS Dhoni which will be followed by a movie on former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s life. Fans and follower will witness two movies this year, Azhar and Dhoni: The Untold Story scheduled to be released in May and September respectively.

A United States firm-Apex Entertainment will produce a documentary on 2007 and 2011 World Cup Hero Yuvraj Singh which will focus on southpaw’s life apart from his battle with cancer, as reported by Times of India.

Apex is a renowned firm and has produced many movies based on sports in the past. The president and co-founder of Apex Entertainment, Mark Ciardi, corroborated that his company had claimed the rights for Yuvraj’s film and said, “I have always believed in our company’s philosophy of bringing aspirational stories from the world to you, characters who overcome adversity stories that inspire minds. Yuvraj’s story is not just a cricket story, it’s a human interest story.”

Ciardi added saying, “People like to watch greatness. He is an inspiration to a billion Indians and cricket fans globally, the way he faced odds in his life and career, the way he survived cancer and the way he fought back to earn his place in the Indian team. His story is worth telling and that’s why we are extremely thrilled to have got this chance.”

Ciardi was instrumental behind many hit movies like the Invincible, Secretariat and Million Dollar Arm and Emmy Award winning series ESPN 30 for 30, believe the augment in T20 cricket the reason for coming up with this documentary, “The USA has a sizeable Indian population who follow cricket. A superstar like Yuvraj Singh is widely followed especially after he came to the US for cancer treatment.”

“It was one of our common friends Ash Vasudevan (Apex co-founder) who helped us connect with Yuvraj last year where he told us that he quite liked Invincible and Miracle which were produced by us and he would like a film made on his life as well. I am happy that he gave us the rights and we would do our best to not disappoint him.”

In order to give a real touch to the movie majority of the part will be shot in India and some part of his cricketing career will be taken from archival clips.It is also believed that Yuvraj’s parents Yograj Singh and Shabnam Singh will also be playing his parents role o the film sets.

Yuvraj is currently in the Indian T20I squad for the Asia Cup 2016 and has played beautifully in his sporadic appearances. He will be a key player in the upcoming ICC World T20 2016 as he is known for his explosive batting and will look to rediscover his mojo before the iconic tournament.