Farhan Akhtar to make film on amputee athlete’s life
Director-actor Farhan Akhtar has offered to give the struggle of Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, a big screen treatment.
“Farhan had come to meet me at my place here on May 18 and proposed to make a film on my life highlighting my struggle. I have accepted the offer,” Arunima told media persons.
She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by thieves in 2011 while resisting their attack. As a <g data-gr-id="18">result</g> one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee.
“Farhan is very excited about this project of making the film on my life and will direct it himself. He has contacted me on twitter on April 20, but that time I was in Australia. Now we got the chance to discuss the project,” she said.
Farhan told Arunima that that he had read her book Born again on the Mountain and it had taken him to her world of struggle and he decided to make a film on it.
“Farhan said he wanted to make the film on her so that people could know about my struggle and get motivated just like his movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag through which life of a great athlete was presented before the world.”