Sania Mirza announces making of a biopic on her

The former doubles world No. 1 said she has signed a contract for the film that will be made by Bollywood film-maker Ronnie Screwvala and that initial work has already begun.

Sania Mirza at an event at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad on Friday.   -  K. V. S. Giri

Tennis star Sania Mirza on Friday announced that Bollywood film-maker Ronnie Screwvala will be making a biopic on her.

The former doubles world No. 1 said she has signed a contract for the film and that initial work has already begun.

“It’s great. The talks have been going on for a while. The contract was signed. We are just looking forward to it,” she said on the sidelines of an event.

“It’s all going to be mutual understanding. I think that obviously my input is important. Because, it’s my story.

“We are literally in the very initial stages. So, we just announced it today. It will slowly get into the director, the writing, after that the casting. It’s still a bit long way to go,” said Mirza, the only Indian woman tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, in doubles, when asked how she wished the film to come out and her inputs for the film.

The biopic will add to earlier biographical films like Mary Kom, Dangal, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.