‘Jazbaa’ actor Irrfan Khan has been approached by Pramod Gore to play former President A P J Abdul Kalam in his biopic, trade sources said.
”Gore visited Mr Kalam’s home in Rameswaram where he met his brother to gain insight into the great man’s life,” the trade sources said, adding that the movie will be titled ‘APJ’. “There is so much that Kalamji has done for our nation; he is an inspiration for all of us. I travelled all the way to Rameswaram because I want to be thorough and not falter in conveying a story as great as this. Moreover, I had to seek permission from his family before going ahead with the film,”he said. “I have also bought all of his 22 written works, including Ignited Minds, Wings of Fire, India 2020 and The Kalam Effect as research material,”he said.
On approaching Irrfan for the role, he said,”It is not easy to weave an entire life into a two-and-a-half hour film and I want capable hands on board for it. That’s why I want to cast Irrfan as Kalam; I think he will be able to do justice to the film.