Tuesday Feb 12, 2019
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has announced that a biopic on her is in the works and will be made by Bollywood film-maker Ronnie Screwvala.
According to The Hindu, Mirza has signed a contract for the biopic and the initial work has already begun. “It’s excitement combined with nervousness—a ‘butterfly in your stomach’ feeling—when you are about to let your life story out to the world,” she said.
“It’s what I felt when my biography was written and I feel exactly the same when my journey is going to be presented on the big screen. I know it’s in good hands with an astute producer like Ronnie, who’s known for telling stories impactfully. I am so excited to partner with him and his team at RSVP and honestly can’t wait for it to go on floors,” she added.
The tennis star is not the first Indian athlete to get a biopic.
Previously cricketers MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin, hockey player Sandeep Singh, athlete Milkha Singh and boxer Mary Kom have had films made on them.
Badminton player Saina Nehwal, retired professional shooter Abhinav Bindra, Indian women cricket captain Mithali Raj and former Indian captain Kapil Dev have films in the making.