Sania Mirza is a familiar name across Indian households for her tennis performances, and now we're going to get a film on her life.
The biopic would focus on her professional and personal life, with greater attention being paid to the former.
Ronnie Screwvala has already obtained the biopic rights and the movie will soon be underway.
Read more to find out about it.
Keeping in tune with the flavor of the season, we are likely to see another sports biopic soon.
The talks of a Sania Mirza biopic had been in the pipeline for a long time considering the star's stature in Indian sports but Ronnie acquired the rights only recently.
Although a director hasn't been confirmed yet, there are rumors linking Rohit Shetty to the film.
Sania Mirza has had a pretty fascinating life personally and professionally. Born in Mumbai, she soon shifted to Hyderabad and turned a professional player in 2003.
With six grand slams in her career and various awards including Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, she's respected highly.
Her marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik made big news and the couple is expecting their first child.
Sania Mirza's biopic will be an addition to the long line of biopics made on sports personalities. This is unsurprising considering our country's love for sports.
We already have biopics on MS Dhoni, Mary Kom, Milkha Singh, and movies on Saina Nehwal and Abhinav Bindra are underway.
Notably, sports biopics also work for viewers as they get to know the sportsmen better.
Bollywood seems to have developed a new love for biopics. They are making biopics on famous personalities ranging from sports, entertainment and politics.
'Sanju' was the latest blockbuster in this direction, while T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar's life is being made into 'Mogul'.
It remains to be seen if Sania's film gets lost in the long list or stands out.
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