Lalit Modi Biopic: People are very enthusiastic about cricket, and the IPL has given it a new lease on life. This T20 cricket tournament began on April 18, 2008, 15 years ago today. Which Lalit Modi had disseminated among the people. Soon, a film will be made about him. On the 15th anniversary of the Indian Premier League, producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri announced plans to make a feature film about former chairman Lalit Modi.
Many films have already been made in the film industry that is based on cricket. In such circumstances, it will be fascinating to see how this film based on Lalit Modi works its magic. Vishnu Vardhan Induri previously produced the Ranveer Singh film 83.
Lalit Modi is credited with the inception of the IPL. During his tenure, the second edition of the IPL was held in South Africa due to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Lalit Modi is currently residing in London.
Vishnu Vardhan Induri, according to the news agency ANI, has said about the film, “Winning the World Cup in 1983 was a difficult task. No one could have predicted that India would rule the world of cricket in just a few years. Almost a quarter-century later, there was a Neil Armstrong moment in the world of cricket. The formation of the Indian Premier League, the world’s largest cricket league. It forever altered the landscape of cricket.”
He continued, “The book ‘Maverick Commissioner: The IPL – The Lalit Modi Saga’ by India’s eminent sports journalist Boria Majumdar is a fascinating account of the making of the IPL, the world’s largest cricket tournament, and the man behind it, Lalit Modi. There is understanding. We are excited to announce that we will be adapting this wonderful book into a feature film.”
Boria Majumdar’s book ‘Maverick Commissioner: The IPL – The Lalit Modi Saga’ will be adapted into a film by Vishnu Vardhan Induri.
Why Lalit Modi is absconding
On April 16, 2010, representatives of the Kochi franchise filed a complaint with the BCCI alleging that Lalit Modi had threatened them with the loss of the franchise.
On April 24, a day after the IPL final, the BCCI suspended Modi on 22 charges, including circumventing the governing council when making decisions, failing to follow proper procedures, bid-rigging, awarding contracts to friends, accepting kickbacks on a broadcast deal, selling franchises to members of his family, betting, and money laundering.
Modi relocated to London, where his wife Minal’s family lives, shortly after his suspension. In London, he hired Carter-Ruck to contest BCCI’s claims and issued his own defamation notices. He also spent time in Europe building his family’s business.
Modi believed that N Srinivasan, who later became the BCCI President, was behind his dismissal from the BCCI. In 2012, Modi claimed that Srinivasan rigged Andrew Flintoff’s auction in 2009. He also backed Aditya Verma, the secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar, who was opposing Srinivasan in a separate judicial case.