Prakash Jha to produce Sushil Kumar biopic; acquires rights

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Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar’s life and achievements will soon by portrayed on silver screen.

Noted film-maker Prakash Jha will reportedly be producing the Sushil Kumar biopic. Jha, renowned for his political and socio-political films, has reportedly acquired the rights to produce a movie on the ace wrestler.

The pre-p started pre-production stage work is reportedly underway. It is not clear though whether the film cast has been finalised or who will play Sushil Kumar in the film.

Sushil’s life and journey has been filled with immense success, struggle and controversies. All the three ingredients make a perfect recipe for a thriller and will feature prominently in the film.

The 2010 World Champion for his weight category, Sushil is the only Indian to win two Olympic medals in an individual sports discipline. The Delhi-based wrestlers had bagged a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, before upgrading the metal to the Silver four years later in London.

Sushil may reportedly contest the Lok Sabha elections from the South Delhi constituency on a Congress ticket.

Sushil endorses brands like Mountain De, Eicher Tractors, and the National Egg Coordination Committee which earns him ₹ 1 crore per annum. He had refused a ₹50 lakh offer to appear in a surrogate ad for a leading liquor brand.

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