Ajay Devgn to play Baba Ramdev in film based on yoga guru, after Vikrant Massey opts out?

FP Staff

Jun,26 2017 17:12:01 IST

Firstpost had earlier reported that Ajay Devgn will be producing a television show based on Baba Ramdev's life. However, according to Deccan Chronicle, the project has gone through a few changes. Devgn might be seen playing Ramdev in the biopic after Vikrant Massey opted out of the project which was meant for the small screen, originally.

Baba Ramdev and Ajay Devgn

Baba Ramdev and Ajay Devgn. Image from Twitter.

Massey had been approached for the role and had started prepping for it, too. He was scheduled to meet Ramdev and pick up his mannerisms during the course of their interaction.

However, the A Death in the Gunj backed out of the project as he was not too keen on doing television after having ventured into films.

As per the same Deccan Chronicle report, after Massey's withdrawal, Devgn stepped in and that is when the thought of making a big screen biopic took shape.

The numerous controversies surrounding the yoga guru, his Patanjali business empire, and his turbulent tryst with politics could lend a lot of colour to the biopic, if it is made. Devgn, who owns the production company Ajay Devgn FFilms, is keen on bringing the yogi's life to the forefront, according to The Quint.

Devgn is currently busy with the promotions of Milan Luthria's Baadshaaho. The film has an ensemble cast consisting of Ileana D'Cruz, Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal and Esha Gupta.

Updated Date: Jun 26, 2017 17:12 PM