Bhumi Pednekar being considered for biopic on Karnam Malleswari, first Indian Olympic medallist

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 02, 2020, 08:19 AM(IST)

Bhumi Pednekar Photograph:( Twitter )

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The details regarding the film's title, cast and crew are yet to be revealed officially.

As the Indian filmmakers’ love for the biopics continue, a film is being planned on weightlifter Karnam Malleswari. Announcing the project on her birthday on Monday, Kona Film Corporation said it was time to make a film on Karnam Malleswari as she is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. She won a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. 
 
Announcing the movie, Kona Film Corporation tweeted: "On her birthday, we proudly announce our next, a biopic on Karnam Malleswari, FIRST Indian Woman to win a medal at Olympics. A multilingual Pan Indian movie. Happy Birthday Karnam Malleswari."

MVV Satyanarayana and Kona Venkat are producing this project under the banners of MVV Cinema and Kona Film Corporation. 
 
The movie will be directed by Sanjana Reddy, who made her debut with Raj Tarun's ‘Raju Gadu’.
 
The script for the biopic has been written by Kona Venkat. His ‘Nishabdam’, starring Anushka Shetty and Madhavan, is slated for release this year.
 
The details regarding the film's title, cast and crew are yet to be revealed officially. However, sources say that the makers are thinking of casting Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar of ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ fame as the biopic will be released in Hindi as well. 

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