Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar said that he will never make a biopic on
himself. Akshay Kumar, who is busy promoting his forthcoming sports-drama film
Gold, says he would like to make a biopic on the life of Indian sprinter Hima Das
who became the first Indian athlete to win a gold in a track event at just 18 years
Interacting with media at an event organized by Edelweiss group here on Saturday to
support and wish India contingent for Asian Games 2018, Akshay, asked on which Indian sports personality he would like to make a biopic as a producer, said, “I would like to make a biopic on Hima Das because she is a track runner.”
“I think it was a very rare feat to achieve because somebody who comes from the interiors of India and wins a gold medal in track (running) event was really incredible.”
“India has been a little bit weak when it comes to performing in track events and I feel we should encourage and support that form of sports to show the world that we have great talent when it comes to running as we daily run so fast to catch a bus or a train… so, I would love to make biopic on her life,” he added.
“There are so many amazing stories in history, like Tapan Das (his character in ‘Gold’), Arunachalam Muruganantham on whose life “Padman” was based, who have steered India in a positive direction. I would be a fool to make a biopic on myself. I would never even think of it, it will be a shallow thing to do for myself. I want to make biopic on real heroes and not reel heroes,” he added.
Asked if the industry is going overboard with biopics, Akshay said, “It is a known (fact) in our industry that if something works, almost everyone does the same thing and this is not just about biopic or sports biopic or something else. If a few films fail, everyone will run after something else.”