Aanand L. Rai to direct Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

Mumbai - The lead actor has yet to be finalised.


Published: Sun 13 Dec 2020, 3:46 PM

A biopic has been announced on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, which would be directed by filmmaker Aanand L. Rai.

Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh on Sunday tweeted, "BIOPIC ON VISWANATHAN ANAND... A biopic on #Indian chess grandmaster #ViswanathanAnand has been planned... The yet untitled biopic - will be directed by Aanand L. Rai... Produced by Sundial Entertainment [Mahaveer Jain] and Colour Yellow Productions (Aanand L. Rai)."

The five-time world champion celebrated his 51st birthday on December 11. "Thanks everyone for your wishes. Had a quiet day with my family. Of course it included a chocolate cake (made by Aruna and Akhil)," Anand tweeted from his official Twitter account on Friday.

It is not yet finalised which actor would play the Chess grandmaster in the yet untitled Aanand L. Rai directorial.

 Commenting on Taran Adarsh's tweet, netizens suggested names of actors who they feel are best suited to portray Viswanathan Anand on screen.

"@juniorbachchan shoud do it, he also looks like Vishy," commented a user suggesting Abhishek Bachchan's name to play the Chess grandmaster. A user suggested Scam 1992 actor Pratik Gandhi's name for Anand's role. Another user felt actor Gulshan Devaiah would be perfect for the role.

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