In his next film, actor Imran Zahid will play Ranjit Kumar Singh aka Doctor Don, who was arrested a decade ago for destroying the credibility of India’s premier educational institutions by leaking their question papers.
Director Rakesh Ranjan Kumar of Gandhi to Hitler fame, is making the film, titled Marksheet, based on Kumar’s life. “It is not a biopic but the film is indeed inspired from his life. I am working on the technological aspect of how the racket of leaking the question papers of medical, engineering, banking and other key exams works. We will show all the latest technologies that are being used to do the same,” says Ranjan, who has finalised Zahid as the main lead, but will soon start hunting for the female lead for the film.
“The movie will be majorly shot in Delhi so we are looking for an innocent girl who has a Punjabi feel to herself. We will kick start the auditions in May in the campus,” adds Ranjan.
Zahid has already started his research on Ranjit’s life, and says: “I would be visiting Nalanda, where Ranjit was born. But education scams are prevalent all over the country so it’d be unfair to focus solely on Bihar. I’d be meeting people in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi too. We are expected to shoot in all these cities as well.”
Marksheet will go on floors this September and is expected to release in March next year.