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Biopic on Dutee Chand to be made by a Bollywood filmmaker

A well-known Bollywood filmmaker is interested to make a biopic on Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand’s life, which is a roller coaster ride journey for her.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures Pvt Ltd (ROMP) is said to be in talks with Dutee Chand and her coach Nagapuri Ramesh. However, sources aware of the development revealed that the duo has not yet given their approval for the biopic.

According to sources, ROMP has sent agreement papers to Dutee for the movie. However, the sprinter has scotched the reports saying that the production house had approached her prior to Rio Olympics.

The company was interested to make a movie on me. They had contacted me before Rio Olympics. As I was busy in training for the Olympics, I had not reverted to them. I had told them that I would get back to them after the event. They have not contacted me post that, Dutee said.

On the other hand, Dutee’s coach Nagapuri Ramesh has clarified that he too also was contacted for the same but refuted reports of receiving any agreement papers. The talks were restricted to proposal only.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, the biographical sports drama based on Milkha Singh, was a runaway success, much-admired by the viewers and critics alike. The eminent director intends to replicate the success formula in his upcoming sports biopic on Dutee Chand.

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