Sonakshi Sinha to reportedly play paralympian Deepa Malik in biopic?
Sport biopics have often left the audience impressed to a great extent. From Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Mary Kom, unknown heroes waving India's flag sky makes for riveting stories.
A few years ago, actor and director Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment had dropped the idea of producing a biopic on Paralympic silver medalist Deepa Malik. And looks like the plan is starting to take shape. To begin with, the makers of the film are planning to get actress Sonakshi Sinha on board to essay the role of Deepa Malik.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, there is a good chance that Sonakshi will be roped in for the role.
The actress has been a fan of Deepa Malik and made it known to the world in 2016 when she met the paralympian at an awards show and they went on to fangirl over each other. Back then, Deepa had tweeted, "Sonakshi Sinha it sure was a fan moment. Great receiving the award from the Bindaas girl. Blessings and success is wished today and always." To which Sonakshi replied, "Ma'am it was a fan moment for me!!! thank you for being you and radiating so much positivity! Truly an inspiration...Deepa Athlete."
Deepa Malik is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and a silver at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
Moreover, she has also been awarded the Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award. Meanwhile, Sonakshi was last seen in Kalank which tanked massively at the box office. Her upcoming films include Dabbang 3 and Khandaani Shafakhana.