Producer Ashoke Pandit on Tuesday announced that he would be backing a film based on the life of gold medal-winning track and field athlete Pinki Pramanik, who hails from Purulia, West Bengal. Pandit says, the film will be a tribute to all athletes. While the script is being penned by Priyanka Ghatak, the cast is yet to be announced.
Pandit told IANS: “Writer Priyanka Ghatak read about this athlete and came up with this thought. We worked on the story for nearly 6-7 months and did our research. We feel this story has to be narrated to the world. We have been in touch with Pinki Pramanik, met her in Kolkata and signed the rights for making the film. Very soon the cast and entire technical crew will be on board. We go on floors very soon.”
The film is a tribute to all athletes in the country. Most athletes come from small towns without any godfathers, big money or having family connections in that field,” he added.
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