These days the Bollywood industry has started giving importance to the sports personality by making a movie on them and also let the world be aware of their struggle. In the last two years, we have seen Movie like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sachin: A Billion Dreams. The movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag talked about Milkha Singh or the ‘Flying Sikh’ overcomes many suffering difficulties to become a world champion, that too an Olympian and one of the India’s most iconic athletes. While later biopic talked about our former beloved captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the movie was loved by critics and cinema-goers alike. While Sachin A Million Dreams documentary movie captured the life journey Sachin Tendulkar aka God Of Cricket. The movie brings out different aspect about his life and journey from being a naughtiest child to a most loved sportsperson. One being he is one of the most respectful players on the field. Second being the movie will once again give us chance to ‘Sachin Sachin’ almost everywhere.
Continuing to this hit formula a production house is planning to film a biopic on iconic women athletes of track and field, P T Usha who’s life will now be portrayed on celluloid. The women athlete was called as ‘Payyoli Express’ or “queen of Indian track and field”. P. T. Usha has won 33 international medals which marks 13 Gold medals in the Asian Games and Asian Championships. The makers of the movie, are keen on Priyanka Chopra essaying the role PT Usha. The real reason behind is that Priyanka Chopra has essayed a sports icon in Mary Kom biopic and her performance was appreciated by cinemagoers and critics alike. THe makers are in talks with Priyanka Chopra and her team to essay the role of iconic athlete PT Usha.
The said biopic will be essayed by Malayalam director, Revathy S Varmha is quietly excited to work on the project and feel honored to bring legendary athlete life on celluloid. The director was quoted saying that, “Priyanka has been interested in the movie from the outset, but in the past two years, she got busy with her Hollywood commitments. Whoever is the actress will need to go through rigorous training and preparations, and will need to keep aside at least a year of their time. Both Priyanka and we are hoping she can find the time.”
The director of the movie also revealed that movie will talk about different aspect Of ace sportsperson life and was quoted saying that, “There have been a lot of struggles behind her achievements, and she had to face criticism and rejection at a time when there were no social media to support her.She was the real face of women’s empowerment. I myself have been amazed by what she went through as I learn more about her.We are still in the process of doing the research. Also, music director and singer A R Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for the film.”
The director further added that, Since a lot of graphics is required and we have to recreate the time and place, the production says the budget will come to 100 crores.”
The director also informed the real reason behind approaching Priyanka Chopra to play the central character in the movie and was quoted saying that, “We are on the lookout for actors to play the roles. Regarding the lead role, Priyanka is our first choice. But we are happy to say that several actors like Sonam Kapoor too have expressed their wish to play the role.”
Revathy further added that “We are not particular that the actors should be from South, as Usha is an international icon. We found that people from Latin America and Africa know about her and admire her, as well.”
The makers of the film, further revealed that they soon will be making an official announcement soon and also added that the movie will go on floor in next six months.