There is a trend of biopics going on in our country for the past five years. Until now, we have seen many biopics on the stories of eminent personalities and unsung heroes. There are many biopics made on the lives of sportsmen and sportswomen. Films like MS Dhoni, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mary Kom fall under this list. Now, yet another movie is going to join this list. It is the biographical drama of Olympic medallist Karnam Malleshwari. The project got announced a couple of months back. The latest we hear is that Rakul Preet Singh is going to play the lead role in it.
Ever since the film got announced, there were many speculations about the leading lady of this movie. The names of Nitya Menen and Tapsee Pannu came in the news. But none of them got confirmed. According to the sources, the makers have recently approached Rakul Preet for this role. The Dhruva actress is highly impressed by the script and gave her immediate nod to the movie. We hear that she is going to undergo a massive physical transformation for this project. An official announcement about her inclusion will be out once Rakul signs the dotted lines.
Karnam Malleshwari won the bronze medal in weightlifting in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. This film will get directed by Sanjana Reddy of Rajugadu fame. Kona Venkat and TG Vishwa Prasad are bankrolling it.