Ishant had earlier represented Deccan Chargers (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), while his last season was with the (then) new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).
The filmmakers are fighting for the rights to tell this gruesome story of injustice to an enormous talent. Director Ram Gopal Varma has promised to make and release the biopic in next 2 months. The title of the biopic will be ‘Ishant – The Unsold Story’. Ramu has promised that he will make the movie as honestly as he made ‘RGV Ki Aag’. The casting of the movie has already started with tall models being called for the auditions. But Ramu has asked Ishant to play himself, as Ishant would be free during the IPL season.