Mariyappan Thangavelu, the Paralympic gold medal champion is looking forward to the biopic of his lifetime; to be directed by Aishwaryaa Dhanush.
Biopics on athletes have been the wrath previous year with Dhoni: The Untold Story and Dangal showing to be giant hits. Azhar was one more sports biopic that was out which fared fine at the box office. Currently, we will be seeing the script of the Paralympic gold medalist, Mariyappan Thangavelu’s life story unfold on the silver screen. The first look of the movie was launched by Shah Rukh Khan, and we hope that the movie, being directed by Aishwaryaa Dhanush in Tamil, will also be dubbed in Hindi and Telugu as the tale of the gentleman who got the world to notice him is actually an exciting one.
In a candid conversation with media, Mariyappan states his eagerness about the venture, how it materialized and what it would mean for young sportspersons like him.
“I consider this movie will motivate other athletes and players like me, who are from country backgrounds. In that way, I actually feel happy about this project,” speaks Mariyappan, who is an innate of a village near Salem in Tamil Nadu.
He says, “The filmmakers come up to me 2months ago to tell my story over a movie, but the contract has not been engaged yet. I have been given a date to come to Chennai for the official proceedings.”
The other essential part of the flick will be about how Mariyappan’s mom shaped him as a sportsperson and as an individual.
When investigated if the movie will bear some fictitious elements to it, he confirms, “No. It will only be my history.”
The other electrifying news for Mariyappan, a fan of Rajinikanth, is that he has been expressed that he might get an option to meet the superstar soon — “I am a fan of Thalaivar and I would be pleased if I see him.”
He is currently busy with his training and shares with us his upcoming goals — “I am currently aiming to gain medals in the approaching Asian Games, Olympics and World Contests.”