A biopic on famous Indian weightlifter, Karnam Malleswari, was announced on the occasion of her 45th birthday. The untitled Telugu project, which will be made as a pan-Indian film, will be directed by Sanjana Reddy. It is announced to be released in Tamil and Hindi as well.
The film will be jointly produced by Kona Venkat and MVV Satyanarayana. The cast and crew will be announced soon. The makers unveiled an announcement poster, whose tagline said, "Journey of a girl who lifted the nation."
Malleshwari was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. She won a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Malleswari lifted 110 kg in the snatch and 130 kg in the clean and jerk categories for a total of 240 kg. She made the country proud by winning the bronze medal at the competition.
It is not yet known who will be playing Karnam Malleswari’s role in the biopic but whoever does the role will have to put strenuous efforts to pull off the character authentically.
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