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CONFIRMED: Sanjana Reddy to direct Karnam Malleswari’s biopic

Karnam Malleswari is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics.

Biopic on sports personalities turned out to be a successful genre not only in Tollywood but also in Bollywood. Taking to social media, writer and producer Kona Venkat has announced a biopic on Karnam Malleswari.

You must have heard of the likes of PV SIndhu, Sania Mirza or Sakshi Malik and their exploits on the world stage that have given India countless reasons to be proud. But the trailblazer of them all was Karnam Malleswari.

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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.

In 1995, she received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna,India’s highest sporting honour, and in 1999, the civilian Padma Shri award. The achievements of Karnam Malleswari set the ball rolling for the likes of Sindhu, Malik and others to follow.

Considering her achievements, the makers of the film have now decided to showcase her journey in the form of a feature film. Also Read | THIS Popular Actress Refused To Star In Karnam Malleswari Biopic?

The biopic of Karnam Malleswari will be written and co-produced by Kona Venkat and directed by Sanjana Reddy.

The official announcement of Karnam Malleswari’s biopic made on the occasion of her 44th birthday. The biopic will be made in multi languages namely Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

Who will play the role of Karnam Malleswari in her biopic is yet to be finalised. A top actress is likely to be finalised in to play the role of Karanam Malleswari.

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