Pullela Gopichand, the man who stands tall on the badminton court, is all set to bring his game, set and match to the screen.The Padma Shri awardee and chief national coach of the Indian badminton team, responsible for ending China's dominance in the sport, and regarded as the chief architect of India as a badminton superpower in the world, is now the subject of a biopic.
Vikram Malhotra who has produced films like 'Airlift', 'Baby' and the upcoming 'Chef', has acquired the rights from the shuttler-turned coach to produce a film on his life and achievements. The film, a Hindi-Telugu bilingual since Telugu is Gopichand's mother tongue and he is worshipped in Andhra Pradesh, is currently being developed.
Confirming the news, Gopi said, "I am excited at the prospect of the film and look forward to it. I liked the Vikram and his team's vision and hope that it takes the sport of badminton to millions more across the world."
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