Mumbai, March 21 -- There are several biopics on sports stars in the pipeline, including films on boxer Mary Kom and cricketer MS Dhoni. And, while it is usually the director's discretion to cast a certain actor in a role, shooter Gagan Narang says he would want John Abraham to play the lead should a movie be made on him.
Gagan says, "I would love it if John plays Gagan Narang on the big screen. In such a case, he will not have to gain weight, but I will lose weight and have six-pack abs like him." The shooter has, in the past, won four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.
When contacted, John says, "I feel deeply overwhelmed when a sportsperson of such high stature says something so complimentary. I believe that we must encourage different kinds of sports. I would love to be its flag bearer in India."