Actor Angad Bedi to make film on father and former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi

FP Staff

Jun,28 2017 22:56 28 IST

Angad Bedi, who rose to fame after the 2016 release Pink, has other plans apart from acting. The model-turned-actor marked his debut with Remo D'Souza's 2011 comedy F.A.L.T.U, which performed averagely at the box-office. Then came Rensil D'Silva's Ungli (2014) which had a reasonable run, but none of these films steered his career.

Angad Bedi-Bishan Singh Bedi. Images via Facebook

Angad Bedi and Bishan Singh Bedi. Images via Facebook

Now with Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, his career seems to be back on track. But the actor seems more interested in getting behind the camera now. Apparently Angad Bedi is planning to write and direct a documentary based on his father and former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi, reports Mumbai Mirror.

Bedi was known for his spin bowling; he played for India between 1966 and 1979. He has also led the Indian cricket team as a captain in 22 test matches.

The sports documentary is tentatively going to be named Bish, reports Mumbai Mirror. Speaking to the newspaper, the actor said, "I love sports and look up to all the icons our country has produced. Fortunately, I was born to one of them. Now, I want to share his inspiring cricketing journey with everyone. My father has always been opinionated, called a spade a spade, and has dedicatedly worked towards the betterment of the game. I want everyone to know about his passion for it."

The actor also said this film will explore his father's journey as a sportsman and throw light on the lesser-known areas of his life. It will bring forth the relationship Bedi shared with his contemporaries and cricketing legends like Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sunil Gavaskar. The film will also look at the father-son relationship of the Bedis.

He said that he will go through a lot of video footage and compile it with the help of his father. The project is still in its nascent stage.