Kolkata: It’s not Olympic gold medallist in the javelin, Neeraj Chopra, but silver medal-winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, whose biopic is now official. Yes, according to The Times of India, the title of the film to be produced by Manipur-based Seuti Films Production has been registered. Mirabai Chanu, as the title goes, will track her journey from Nongpok Kakching in Manipur to her Tokyo Olympics conquest.
The biopic will be directed by OC Meira and is written by Manaobi M who adds that the movie in Manipuri, will be subtitled and dubbed in several regional languages and depict Manipur’s cultural and traditional ethos.
Search is on for a newcomer to essay Mirabai’s character as the weightlifter wishes to see a native to play her on-screen. The leading lady will be imparted rigorous training to get into the skin of the character.
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