Sushant Singh Rajput has been signed for yet another biopic before his film on Indian cricket team captain M. S Dhoni has even hit the silver screen. The actor will be seen playing the role of Paralympic gold medallist Murlikant Petkar.
The film which is tentatively titled Murli – The Unsung Hero
will be scripted by the film journalist turned scriptwriter Prashant Singh. The writer also revealed that it was Petkar who suggested him to rope in Sushant since Murlikant is a huge fan of the actor. Sushant who is equally excited about this journey gave a nod to this project because he thinks the film will be an inspiration to many. For the uninitiated, from EME jawan of the Indian National Army to a boxer to a Paralympic winner, the journey of Murlikant has been filled with several stories of bravery. He was once also shot by seven bullets during the 1965 war against Pakistan and he survived the injuries. However, a bullet which is still stuck in his spine made him paraplegic and yet, Murlikant did not give up and went on to win a gold medal at Paralympics.
Murli – The Unsung Hero is said to be presented by Shekhar Kapur and is slated to go on floor in mid-2017.