Kona & Co announces Karnam Malleswari biopic

Kona & Co announces Karnam Malleswari biopic
Kona & Co announces Karnam Malleswari biopic

According to the latest update the veteran writer and filmmaker Kona Venkat is all set to make a biopic, based on the life of Olympics bronze medallist weightlifter Karnam Malleswari. The shoot of Karnam Malleswari biopic will begin in a few months and it will be helmed by Sanjana Reddy.

Sanjana Reddy has done extensive research on this biopic and was in constant touch with Karnam Malleswari to get the facts right. The director  Sanjana Reddy is planning to make the film in three languages – Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Karnam Malleswari was born on 1st June, 1975 in Voosavanipeta, a hamlet in AP, was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. In 1995, she received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour, and in 1999, Padma Shri award. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Malleswari lifted 110 kg in the snatch and 130 kg in the clean and jerk categories for a total of 240 kg and she won the bronze medal thereby becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

On the other hand, Kona Venkat has penned several hit movies in his career and is currently waiting for the release of Nishabdham in which Anushka Shetty and Madhava are playing the lead roles.