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Sony Pictures International Productions acquires rights for Jhulan Goswami biopic

IANS  |  Mumbai 

International Productions has acquired the rights for a biopic on India's veteran medium

The studio will develop and produce the film in partnership with Entertainment, read a statement to IANS.

"Jhulan's life story reads like an unbelievable tale of extreme hardships and massive achievements. It is heart-warming yet fascinating, inspiring yet thrilling," said Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Films

"An idol for millions of young Indians who live and breathe cricket, when we first heard about the sheer journey she undertook to reach where she has, we knew that we had to celebrate Jhulan's life on the big screen, with the audiences worldwide."

Krishnani says it is "difficult to imagine anyone else who achieved so much despite all the challenges and difficulties that came her way and yet she didn't lose her sense of humour".

"Together with our partners, Entertainment, we are excitedly looking forward to developing and producing her life story, in keeping with our focus on becoming a content led studio," he added.

Jhulan will be the first female on whom a biopic will be made. A biopic on former men's has been made while a docu-drama on batting maestro released last year.

The 34-year-old, who hails from Chakdaha, a city and a municipality in Kalyani subdivision of district, is the highest wicket-taker in One-day Internationals (ODIs) with 195 scalps in 164 matches.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:56 IST