Aamir Khan is about to shake hands with director, RS Prasanna for an inspirational slice of life sport film, which will be produced by Sony Pictures India. The actor has had four meetings with RS Prasanna to discuss on adapting the Spanish story according to Hindi sensibilities and so far, he has shown a keen interest in coming on board the film, intrigued by the potential of the premise.
A close source revealed that, “The film in question is an official adaptation of the 2018 Spanish classic, Campeones. It revolves around the journey of an arrogant and drunkard coach, who trains a team of intellectually disabled people. The team eventually go on to win multiple championships across the globe. It’s an inspirational underdog tale, with the metamorphises of Aamir’s character too, from being arrogant and disrespectful, to becoming a sober man.” He also added that while the Spanish film was set against the backdrop of basketball, the team is yet to lock the sport for the Indian adaptation.
The source added, “It falls right in the alley of Aamir Khan with humour, emotion, inspiration and drama. In-fact, these are the factors that has drawn the actor closer to this hidden Spanish gem, and he has been positive on coming on board the film in all the discussions gone by so far. The script is being developed, and Aamir will take a final call around Summer 2021, once he completes work on post production Laal Singh Chaddha.”
Campeones is a 2018 Spanish comedy-drama film directed by Javier Fesser. It was in the contention for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. It is hailed to be one of the best sport films, featuring actors with disabilities. “If Aamir comes on board, it would be interesting to see, if even he opts to cast actors with special abilities, just like the original film,” the source concluded.
The current year is a busy one for the actor as he is now shooting for Laal Singh Chaddha which will be released by Christmas this year. He will also be seen in Gulshan Kumar Biopic, Mogul.