Kona Venkat and MVV Satyanarayana together have announced making the Biopic of Karnam Malleswari. The title of the film is yet to be confirmed and the makers did not even confirm the heroine who will play the titular role. Buzz is that the makers are considering Tapsee or Rakul Preet Singh to play the role.
Rakul is already a Power Weightlifter and so it will be easy for her to get into the skin of the character. However, Tapsee will bring Bollywood market for the film.So, they are considering both the heroines. The yet-untitled Telugu project, to be directed by Sanjana Reddy, will also be made in multiple languages and will be released across the country.
Karnam Malleswari bagged a Bronze Medal in 2000 Sydney Olympics in 69 Kg Weight-lifting category. She had won World Championship in 1994 and 1995. In 1995, she received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honor, and in 1999, the civilian Padma Shri award.Follow @THEPANIPURI