Vidya Balan approached to play Olympic weightlifter Karnam Malleswari in her biopic

The yet-untitled Telugu project, which is a biopic on Indian weightlifter Karnam Malleswari was announced this year in June. Directed by Sanjana Reddy, the makers of the film are currently busy with the scripting and casting process. According to the sources, the makers of Karnam Malleswari biopic are quite keen on roping in Vidya Balan.

“We have not approached anyone except Vidya Balan for the role and have already sent her synopsis for the film. She has shown interest but is yet to give final confirmation on it. We think Vidya is apt for this role”, A source revealed. The makers unveiled an announcement poster of the film on Karnam Malleswari’s birthday. The tagline read: ‘journey of a girl who lifted the nation’. The upcoming biopic has set high expectations as it will showcase the story of Karnam Malleswari, the legendary weightlifter who became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics.
Vidya Balan was last seen in Shakuntala Devi, a lady who was also known as the “human computer”.