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.
While Sonu Sood is producing the film, the name of the actor who will reprise the young athlete on screen is still under wraps. However, Sonu is sure that he wants Sindhu to play a cameo in the film.
“I really want Sindhu to be a part of the film, just may be a special appearance. It is still in the scripting stages; hopefully, I should be soon ready with the final draft. I will try to see where I can incorporate her appearance. This will make the film even more special and that is what my efforts are for,” says Sonu.
About the film, Sonu said, “Badminton is just the canvas of the film but the story is about the girl from a small town and how did she achieve her goals.”
Our source reveals that the film will be shot in a lot of real locations as opposed to sets. “Sindhu, who was born in Hyderabad, started playing badminton at the age of eight after she saw Pullela Gopichand win the 2001 All England Open Badminton Championships. While it is extremely challenging to produce a biopic on the 22-year-old athlete, Sonu is excited. He knows that he will have to be thorough with his research – and he has been doing a lot of it since the past year – because a lot of people will expect the biopic to be inspirational. Recently, Sonu and Sindhu also met at a studio to discuss the progress of the script.”
“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.