EXCLUSIVE: Aamir Khan and RS Prasanna discussing the Spanish film, Campeones adaptation

Aamir Khan will play a drunkard and arrogant coach in the film, who trains a team of specially abled for an international championship. Read more details

Updated on Feb 03, 2021   |  06:49 AM IST  |  523.3K
EXCLUSIVE: Aamir Khan and RS Prasanna discussing the Spanish film, Campeones adaptation
EXCLUSIVE: Aamir Khan and RS Prasanna discussing the Spanish film, Campeones adaptation

Pinkvilla was the first to report that Aamir Khan is in talks with Shubh Mangal Saavdhan director, RS Prasanna for an inspirational slice of life sport film, which will be produced by Sony Pictures India. The actor has had four meetings with RS Prasanna to discuss on adapting the Spanish story according to Hindi sensibilities and so far, he has shown a keen interest in coming on board the film, intrigued by the potential of the premise. And now, Pinkvilla exclusively gets some more details about the subject.

“The film in question is an official adaptation of the 2018 Spanish classic, Campeones. It revolves around the journey of an arrogant and drunkard coach, who trains a team of intellectually disabled people. The team eventually go on to win multiple championships across the globe. It's an inspirational underdog tale, with the metamorphises of Aamir's character too, from being arrogant and disrespectful, to becoming a sober man,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that while the Spanish film was set against the backdrop of basketball, the team is yet to lock the sport for the Indian adaptation.

“It falls right in the alley of Aamir Khan with humour, emotion, inspiration and drama. In-fact, these are the factors that has drawn the actor closer to this hidden Spanish gem, and he has been positive on coming on board the film in all the discussions gone by so far. The script is being developed, and Aamir will take a final call around Summer 2021, once he completes work on post production Laal Singh Chaddha,” the source added.

Campeones is the highest grossing Spanish film of 2018 and it was in the contention for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. It is hailed to be one of the best sport films, featuring actors with disabilities. “If Aamir comes on board, it would be interesting to see, if even he opts to cast actors with special abilities, just like the original film,” the source concluded.

Meanwhile, Aamir is currently shooting for his Christmas 2021 release, Laal Singh Chaddha. The actor also has the Gulshan Kumar Biopic, Mogul, under his kitty. We hear, he is also in talks for another biopic (details of which will be revealed in due course of time, as it's in very nascent stage), and with as many as three films under consideration, he will decide on his immediate only once LSC is out of his system. Stay tuned for more Aamir Khan updates, exclusively on Pinkvilla.

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