The renowned production company, T-Series, is said to produce a biopic on Mumbai-born-Udaipur-raised open water swimmer, Bhakti Sharma. The biopic is written by Bhavani Iyer who has written the screenplay for films like Lootera, Black, Raazi, and the upcoming new season of Amazon Prime Video’s Breathe series.
This will be one of its kind of film set in and around the world of swimming. The film which is said to be planned for the year 2021, will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. The production house is believed to be in talks with an A-list director to helm it. Besides, it will soon start approaching actors to play the role of the record-breaking swimmer.
Bhakti set the world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 41.14 minutes at Antarctic Ocean at a temperature of 1 degree in 2016. She also holds a world record with her mother Leena Sharma for being the first mother-daughter pair to swim across the English Channel which is called as the Mount Everest of swimming.
From the scorching heat of Rajasthan to the bone-chilling waters of the record-breaking swim in Antarctica and her fearless crossing of the English Channel, Bhakti Sharma’s life has been full of courage and inspiration.
The biopic will be diving deep into Bhakti Sharma’s journey, focusing more on her relationship with her mother Leena who has also been her coach and started teaching her swimming right when she was two and a half years old.
The biopic is expected to cover all these aspects of her life and the social and cultural battles she and her mother fought in the way to achieve success in a sport like swimming.