New Delhi, 2 Jan, 2017: Paralympic gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu never expected a biopic to be made on his life, he said “I never expected even in my dreams, a film to be made on my life, it feels really special and I see it as an impetus to continue working hard.”
Thangavelu won gold for India in the T-42 high jump category in 2016 summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janerio.
The first look poster of Aishwarya’s biopic titled ‘Marriyappan’ was unveiled by superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the film is planned to be released in two languages i.e Tamil and English.
While talking him about the project , he said that he is yet to sign the contract officially, but if his story can inspire youngsters from rural backgrounds he’ll be thrilled and nothing can make him happier than this. Also, the film will have music by Sean Roldan, dialogues by Raju Murugan and cinematography by R. Velraj.
When asked if he would like to see any popular actor play his part, Thangavelu said: “I’ll leave it to the team to choose the right actor. It doesn’t matter who plays my part, but I just wish the story inspires a lot of people.”
He hopes the film paves way to more sports-based films from Tamil filmdom.
Thangavelu is currently busy training for the upcoming Asian Games.