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After Saina, biopic on PV Sindhu

May 01, 2017 18:53 IST

PV Sindhu

IMAGE: Sonu Sood is taking the reins of projecting PV Sindhu's life and achievements on the silver screen. Photograph: PTI

After movies on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Saina Nehwal, it's time to add yet another film in the long list of sports biopics!

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, the first Indian woman to bag a silver medal at the Olympics, is the latest athlete whose story is set to be portrayed at the big screen.

Actor-producer Sonu Sood is taking the reins of projecting Sindhu's life and achievements on the silver screen.

Expressing her pleasure over the news, Sindhu posted a picture of Sonu interview regarding the same and said that she hopes her biopic would inspire millions of people around the world.

"Looking forward to the Sindhu biopic to be made by Sonu Sood & team. Hope it inspires millions to follow their dreams," she wrote.

Announcing his decision to make the biopic, Sonu Sood was quoted as saying by a leading daily, "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," he added.

Sindhu, who was born in Hyderabad, started playing badminton from the age of eight after being inspired by Pullela Gopichand's victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001.

Reacting to the news of her biopic, Sindhu asserted, "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," she added.

B-town has recently seen a trend of biopics being made on famous sports athletes and personalities.

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was based on the World Cup winning skipper's life in his home town of Ranchi, while legendary cricketer Tendulkar acted in his own biopic.

Some other athletes such as Mary Kom, Milkha Singh and Mohammed Azharuddin have also seen their life story being converted into movies.

Recently, Saina Nehwal also announced that Shraddha Kapoor is all set to essay her role in a biopic based on the badminton champion's life that will be directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar.

Source: ANI