Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Amol Gupte, who is making a film on Indian badminton champion Saina Nehwal, says that the biopic is different as it is the story of a “tigress beti”. Front Foot Pictures Pvt Ltd, a content creation company, has acquired the rights to make a biopic on Saina and acclaimed writer-actor-director Gupte has been roped to direct the much-awaited film.
Front Foot Pictures Pvt Ltd co-director Sujay Jairaj says that this movie will “boost the entire country”. “It’s going to be a very inspirational story, which will boost the entire country. It is a story of a current sports star and so both the younger and the older generation can relate to it,” he said in a statement.
Noting the biopic is going to trace the journey of the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics, Gupte said: “This film is going to trace Saina’s pulsating journey on her way to the top of the sports pyramid.” Stating how different the film is going to be from the biopics that have been made till date, be it “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” on national champion runner Milkha Singh or “Mary Kom” which was based on five-times World amateur boxing champion Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom.
“How many times have we encountered either a male or a female Indian get prime ranking in a world sport? None – except Saina Nehwal. That makes it different, doesn’t it? It’s a story of a ‘tigress beti’, ‘princess beti’ who has set fire to the badminton court with her prowess like no one else before,” Gupte said. “The nation needs to know the story of the ‘World number 1 beti’- an icon for the young and the old, for a long time to come,” he added.