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Shah Rukh Khan has always remained in the limelight for many reasons, be his big-budget films, the famous SRK-Salman rivalry or his presence in any social events.

Recently, ranging from movie stars to sports personalities, biopics have become the hit formula in Bollywood.

Shah Rukh, who has acted in "Chak de India" (2007), which is said to be similar to the life of Indian hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi, recently said he supports the idea of making biopic. He also expressed his desire to act in those films, if the role suits him. However, the actor refuses to do a biopic on him and claims that his life is not worthy to be made into a film.

"My personal life is the most unimportant part of my life, there is nothing so interesting to make a biopic on it. Also I would not like to play myself on screen," said the "Happy New Year" actor, according to DNA.

The actor also said there are several others, who deserve a biopic, including Amitabh Bachchan, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Guru Dutta, Dilip Kumar and Yash Raj, who have more interesting and inspiring life stories.

However, the stories of some legends have been made into Hindi films, including "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", "Dirty Picture" and "Sardar" among others.

'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'

The sports drama produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, is based on the life of Olympian and national champion runner Milkha Singh.

The Farhan Akhtar starrer, released on 12 July 2013, garnered positive response from the audience, and was made on a budget of ₹30 crore. The film, that entered the ₹100 crore club, saw one of the best performances by Akthar.

'Mary Kom'

Directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Priyanka Chopra starrer is based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist and five times World Boxing Champion MC Mary Kom.

The biographical sports drama, released on 5 September 2014, was made on a budget of ₹150 million. Chopra was praised for her amazing non-glamorous performance, and the film grossed more than ₹1 billion at the box office.

'Dirty Picture'

The 2011 film "Dirty picture" is based on the life on actress Silk Smitha, who is known for her erotic roles in South Indian films. The Marilyn Luthria directorial, starring Vidya Balan in the lead, made on a budget of ₹180 million, grossed more than ₹1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. Vidya received many accolades for her performance and the film won three National Awards.


The Mani Ratnam directorial based on the life of business magnet Dhirubhai Ambani opened well at the box office. The Abhishek Bachchan starrer collected more than ₹800 million worldwide. The film was dubbed and released on 12 January 2007 in Tamil and Telugu as well.

'Gandhi, My Father'

The Feroz Abbas Khan directorial, released on 3 August 2007, tells the story about the troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi. The film, shot in Africa and India, received many accolades, including National Film Awards and IFFA.

Bollywood industry has attempted to make many other legends' biopic, including "Sardar" based on Sardar Vallabhai Patel's life, "Rang Rasiya" on artiste Raja Ravi Varma, "Bose: The Forgotten Hero" on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and so on.

Adding to the list, the upcoming Bollywood biopics will be based on the real life story of Narendra Modi, cricketers MS Dhoni, Yuvaraj Singh, Sania Mirza and singer Kishore Kumar.

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