Bollywood has finally woken up to biopics. What was earlier only available as books is now available in films. With some biopics making money, more mainstream film-makers are going that way. When it comes to streaming, Hollywood has several biopics, both in mainstream as well as the streaming world.
Recently, Kabir Khan has announced his biopic on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. We take a look at other real life characters whose life stories would make for great viewing.
#1 Amitabh Bachchan
The superstar of the millennium has one of most interesting stories never told. Coming from a well-known family, Bachchan was a struggler until Zanjeer changed his life. Later in life, he has fought death, taxes and bankruptcy. For a while, Bachchan also fiddled with the idea of joining politics. His wife, Jaya Bachchan is a Rajya Sabha MP. It would be interesting to see a web series telling the story of the man considered to be one of the first intellectual actors of modern times.
#2 Kishore Kumar:
The musical genius was also known for his eccentric ways. Kishore Kumar comes from a completely filmy family. He had a very interesting personal life and everyone would like know more about his professional journey too. Apart from that, It would be interesting to see on screen how the four brothers interacted. Kishoreda’s journey to Bollywood as well as his personal life is perfect for the screen. His eccentric ways weren’t just about his profession ways. Later in life, Kishore also became paranoid and thought that the Income Tax department was keeping an eye on him.
#3 Meena Kumari:
Meena Kumari is known as the ‘tragedy queen’, and some say that the epitaph is fitting. There are some books written on her life and times, but a web series will definitely be able to tell the story in a better and to a wider audience. Meena Kumari was active in Bollywood from the 40s to the 60s. A web series on her life and times is sure to include some of the most famous and infamous characters and scenarios from that time.
Madhubala and Meena Kumari were contemporaries, and both stories are crying to be told. The stories will not only bring about the glorious times of Bollywood, but also tell the darker, deeper secrets of the industry. Both the actresses have found fame, riches, were unfortunate in love and died of natural causes – though painful.
#5 Yash Chopra
Finally, the man who made romance stylish in Bollywood deserves his own web series. Yash Chopra comes from the illustrious Chopra family. His elder brother, B R Chopra made several iconic films like Naya Daur, Sadhna, Gumrah, but Yash Chopra brought romance back to the big screen. Said to be a true romantic, Yash Chopra’s last directorial, ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ was a romance too, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
These are the top five web series that we’d like to see on celebrities. Bollywood is a great industry that is full of interesting and intriguing stories. Which celebs would you like to see in a web series? Tell us in the comments section below!