Rakul In Olympic Medal Winner's Biopic?
Making biopics has become a trend in Bollywood long back. Telugu film industry is also catching up with the same trend. Pullela Gopichand biopic, Karnam Malleswari biopic, etc are in the planning stage now. Popular Tollywood writer Kona Venkat has announced a few months ago that he is planning Karanam Malleswari is biopic along with other producers.
Initially, Kona Venkat planned to rope in Taapsee Pannu for the movie so that the project will have a pan India appeal. Taapsee reportedly didn't show interest in the film because she needs to invest a lot of time and energy in training for weight lifting. The latest talk is that the makers have approached Rakul Preet Singh for the movie and she also agreed to be part of the project.
It is known that Rakul is a fitness freak and weightlifting is not going to be a tough task for her. She can be trained easily for the sport. Karanam Malleswari is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. She has won the Bronze Medal in weightlifting at Sydney Olympics in 2000.