Sports biopics have often left the audience fascinated to a great extent. From Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Mary Kom, Soorma our heroes waving India’s flag sky makes for captivating stories. Recently, actor & director Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment had dropped the idea of introducing a biopic on Deepa Malik – A Paralympic silver medalist. To start with, the makers of the film are planning to bring actress Sonakshi Sinha on board to feature the role of Deepa Malik.
The actress has been a fan of Deepa Malik and made it known to the world in 2016 when she met the Paralympian at an award show and they went on to fangirl over each other. Back in 2016, the Dabangg actress met the Paralympics champion during an award show. She took to Twitter saying that it was her fan-girl moment to meet Deepa.
— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) November 24, 2016
Back then, Deepa had tweeted, “Sonakshi Sinha it sure was a fan moment. Great receiving the award from the Bindaas girl. Blessings and success is wished today and always.” To which Sonakshi replied, “Ma’am it was a fun moment for me!!! thank you for being you and radiating so much positivity! Truly an inspiration…Deepa Athlete.”
— Baby Bedi (@sonakshisinha) November 24, 2016
Talking about the athlete, Ritesh Sidhwani told “I had watched videos of her and knew that her life story was unreal, but when I met her and she let me hold her medal, the sheer weight of the silver gave me goosebumps. As she sat in front of me, there was nothing differently-abled about her. She was empowering, a pillar of strength, and I knew that we needed to take her fight to the big screen.”
Deepa Malik- The first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and a silver at the Summer Paralympics, 2016. Not only this, but she has also been honored by Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award.