Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has opened up about a biopic on her journey. She is excited about bringing her life story to the screen.
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After it was announced last year that Tennis star Sania Mirza, the only Indian women to win a Grand Slam title (in doubles), has signed a contract with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP movies, the tennis player said that she is excited that her life story will be brought to the screen.
Sania Mirza made a scintillating return to the sport by clinching the women’s doubles title at the Hobart International along with her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok. She had been on a 2 year hiatus. The 33 year old is the only Indian woman to win a Grand Slam title in doubles and amongst the most decorated players from the country.
“Anybody who has followed my career, they know that I wear my heart on my sleeves. I’m not scared, it’s exciting for me to be able to tell my story and for people to be able to watch,” said she, adding further that currently, she is in talks with the directors.
“The hard work that goes into the making of an athlete, a lot of people can relate to it in different ways. We all work hard but when you play a sport, you actually work through sweat and blood. Everybody loves champions,” she said further.
The six-time Grand Slam Champion continues hogging the limelight. Sports biopics such as Dangal, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom, and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story have been a rage in India and struck the right chords with the Indian audience.
Mirza is expected to work closely with the director of her biopic to ensure that the authenticity in her story. It will be interesting for the tennis star to see the reactions of her fans on her biopic once it releases.