Ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics last year, is the next sports personality whose story is heading to the big screen.
Actor-producer Sonu Sood is set to paint Sindhu's life and victory on the silver screen. "The film is in the scripting stage, and we still have to finalise the actors and director for the film," said Sonu in an exclusive chat with Firstpost.
There are reports that Deepika Padukone has been approached, but Sonu, who shares good rapport with Padukone after having worked together in Happy New Year, denies the same. "Nothing has been finalised so far except for the film's script," said Sood. When asked if he will act in the biopic, the actor said he will be able to talk about this only after the scripting of the film is over.
"We have obtained the rights to do this biopic and Sindhu's pretty excited about the film," Sonu said. Speaking to PTI, the actor said, "It feels great to make a biopic on PV Sindhu. It's the story of a girl who has inspired millions of Indians and given a message that everyone can dream big and not only dream, but achieve it too by doing hard work. It's a journey that everyone has to know and be inspired by."
Born in Hyderabad, Sindhu started playing badminton from the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichand's victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001.
"I am very honoured and pleased to know that Sonu Sood has decided to make a biopic on my journey. I'm very impressed with the thorough research that the team has done on my biopic for the last eight months. They have written a script which I am sure will inspire millions of Indians and our youngsters to dare to dream and achieve glory for the country in spite of all the hardships and hurdles that we all face in our journey," Sindhu, 21, said to PTI.
(With inputs from Seema Sinha)
Published Date: May 02, 2017 01:39 pm | Updated Date: May 02, 2017 01:56 pm