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Imran Khan’s biopic 'Kaptaan' nearing completion

April 30, 2015

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Abdul Mannan as Imran Khan. — Photo courtesy: pakistantv
Abdul Mannan as Imran Khan. — Photo courtesy: pakistantv

With announcement of release dates for several films nowadays, many may have forgotten about the much-awaited biopic Kaptaan based on the life of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, but to refresh memories it appears that the film is in its final stages of production.

Speaking to DawnNews, actor Abdul Mannan who plays Imran Khan in the film said that the film was nearly done but that some changes were to be made: "The film is almost done, but another aspect is to be added; because he got married again, so it will be updated soon."

Giving details about Kaptaan, he added: "I have tried my best to be Kaptaan. The movie is all about Imran Khan’s life; how he started his journey — from cricket to winning the World Cup, then his struggle for his cancer hospital and his marriage as well."

The cast includes Abdul Mannan as Imran Khan, Saeeda Imtiaz as Jemima Khan, Sonya Jehan as Imran's sister and Mehwish Nasir as Benazir Bhutto.

The biopic explores the politician's life and his transition from a cricketer to leading his party PTI. Although the film's trailer came out two years ago, the film is yet to make its way to cinema screens.

However, as Mannan says, it is expected that the film may soon be released.