John to produce & star in 'The Great Gama' biopic
8th February 2014
Known to be a game-changer when it comes to pushing the envelope with films that are unique and out-of-the box, actor-producer John Abraham
, who is known for making content-rich, critically acclaimed films, is now gearing up to produce a biopic on the Indian wrestler 'The Great Gama'
, in which he will play the titular role.
Born in 1880 in Punjab, Gama, who remained undefeated in his entire career spanning more than 50 years, was awarded the Indian version of the World Heavyweight Championship on 15 October 1910.
Produced by JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films, the biopic on Gama will be directed by Parmeet Sethi.
Sources close to the actor reveal that the script of the film has been finalized and the pre-production of the film has already started 3 months ago.
Considering that John will be playing one of the world's greatest wrestler, it is understandable that the famous Abraham physique will be on display for his fans in the film.
Talking about the film says Parmeet Sethi, "Gama is the only wrestler to have the distinction of being undeafted in his career span of 50 years and his story is yet not told to the world. We felt this made an interesting subject that should be highlighted and needed to be penned down. Since nothing so far has been made in his honor."
"When I thought about the film the only actor who came to mind was John. While he has a great physique to go with the subject, there is something about him that is extremely honest and positive. It will be exciting for both him and me to work on this together since its a different character and something he hasn't done so far in his career." adds Parmeet all praise for John.