After making her presence felt again in Dabangg 3 in coming December, Rajjo aka Sonakshi Sinha will now portray Deepa Malik in a Biopic on Paralympic silver medalist.
As per the reports sourced from a tabloid, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment are likely to cast Sonakshi Sinha for the role of Deepa Malik in a biopic on her. Deepa is the first Indian female athlete to win a medal in the Paralympic Games and a silver at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Moreover, she just did not stop at that and went on to win 54 national gold medals and 13 in swimming, shot put and javelin throw at the international level.
Now our respected readers must have noticed a trend in the recent past that Bollywood is having a liking for Biopic, so keeping the trend on move, as mentioned above, the makers have reportedly roped in Sonakshi Sinha to play the lead, so that Deepa’s achievements can be brought alive on the silver screen.
Sonakshi is also pretty much interested in doing the job. Three years back in 2016, she even met Deepa at an awards show and they went on to fangirl over each other. Deepa also reciprocated her fan’s feelings by tweeting, “Sonakshi Sinha it sure was a fan moment. Great receiving the award from the Bindaas girl. Blessings and success is wished today and always.”
Sonakshi too replied to the tweet,
“Ma’am it was a fan moment for me!!! thank you for being you and radiating so much positivity! Truly an inspiration…Deepa Athlete.”
Meanwhile, film’s co-maker Ritesh told Mumbai Mirror,
“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 gooseflesh. 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.”