Sports stories inspire people: Farhan Akthar
Mumbai: Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akthar, who is gearing up for his next film The Sky is Pink, has said sports stories are easier to understand and they also inspire people.
When asked Farhan whether cinema on sports is emerging as a trend, he said: "We always look up to sporting icons and sporting legends over the time that we have had, to bring their stories onscreen. There is a lot I think, for children especially, to learn about character and life and it also helps to re-invent you and to deal with failure." Farhan feels stories based on sports personalities inspire people in general.
"I think if you can take stories from sports, they are easier for people to understand and they inspire people because they are not very complicated so, it gets easy for children and people in general to learn life lessons from sports."
In the near future, audience will be able to see sports film based on India's 1983 World Cup win titled as 83 in which Ranveer Singh is playing the role of former Indian captain Kapil Dev.
On the other hand, Sharddha Kapoor will play role of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in Amol Gupte's upcoming film.
"In sports, heroes emerge and stories are created in a way that you cannot possibly imagine," he said.