Mahesh Bhatt to direct biopic on NRI Surinder Oberoi

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is directing a 2-hour 40-minute biopic on the life and times of billionaire philanthropist and Dubai-based NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, who donates 98 percent of his earnings to ensure the downtrodden lead a decent life.

Ajay Devgn will be playing Oberoi in the film, which is being produced by Paramount Studios. The screenplay is being written by Filmfare award winner Ritesh Shah, who has also written the screenplay of ‘Kahani’, ‘Pink’, ‘Airlift’ and ‘Raid’.

Shooting is scheduled to commence next month. Netflix is also screening a 50-minute documentary titled ‘Pehchan’ on September 7 on how Oberoi made it big after he left home in his youth with just Rs 350 in his pocket.

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