National Award-winning director Srijit Mukerji is all set to helm a biopic on Swapna Barman, the heptathlete who went on to make India proud by winning the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games.
Barman became the first woman, not only from Bengal but also from India, to win the gold medal at the prestigious 2018 Asian Games at the tender age of 21. In spite of being impaired with six toes on each foot and overcoming several obstacles throughout her sporting career, Barman made India proud on International grounds through her immense hard-work and dedication.
Sohini Sarkar will essay the role of the sportsperson. This will be her second collaboration with Mukerji after Rajkahini in 2015. She will be soon beginning her rigorous workshop to prepare for the character. Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF) has acquired the lifetime Bengali rights of the film.
Apart from the biopic, Mukerji has Vinci Da that will hit the theatres in April 2019, Kakabur Protyaborton which will release in Puja 2019 and Gumnaami, based on freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, which is slated for a January 2020 release, all of whom are produced by SVF.