Ever since Kona Venkat announced a biopic on Indian weightlifting legend Karnam Malleswari, there have been various names making rounds on social media to depict Karnam Mallesari in her biopic.
Directed by Sanjana Reddy, Karnam Malleswari biopic to be made as a multilingual pan-Indian film and will showcase her inspiring journey, which has set the ball rolling for the likes of Sindhu, Malik and others to follow.
For the unversed, Karnam Malleswari is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. Notably, she won her first world title in weightlifting two years before PV Sindhu was even born.
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Earlier it was reported that makers of the biopic had approached Malayalam actress Nithya Menon to reprise Malleswari’s role. However, Nithya turned down the offer citing that she will be busy with Jayalalithaa biopic in the coming months.
Besides Nithya Menon, there have been various reports suggesting that makers of the film were also considering to rope either Taapsee Pannu or Rakul Preet Singh to portray Malleswari’s inspiring journey on the silver screen. The reports of casting one of these two actresses to play lead in the biopic turned out to be fake.
If anything to go by the latest reports, the makers of the film are planning to approach Bollywood actress Bhumi Pedenkar to to portray the iconic weightlifter’s role.
The biopic of Karnam Malleswari will be written and co-produced by Kona Venkat and directed by Sanjana Reddy.
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