Biopics have become current Bollywood trend and it promises sure shot success. After narrating several real-life stories of actors, politician, and sportsmen, the film industry is ready with another one such story. Six times Grand Slam title winner Sania Mirza is getting a biopic from Ronnie Screwvala.
The only Indian woman tennis player to win a Grand Slam title confirmed the news on Friday and also revealed that she has signed a contract for the film and the initial work has already begun.
“It’s great. The talks have been going on for a while. The contract was signed. We are just looking forward to it,” Sania said.
The athlete told Mumbai Mirror, “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. 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 (Screwvala), 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.”
Talking about her upcoming biopic she said, “It’s all going to be mutual understanding. I think that obviously, my input is important. Because it’s my story. So, I will have to.
“We are literally in the very initial stages. So, we just announced it today. It will slowly get into the director, the writing, after that the casting. It’s still a bit long way to go.”
Sania hails from Hyderabad and is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoeb Malik. The couple has a daughter together.