On Tuesday, July 6, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit announced on his social media account that he has acquired the rights to the film about Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik's life.
This one-of-a-kind case was only a short part of Pinki's life, yet it had a profound influence. Pinki's journey, according to writer Priyanka Ghatak, does not end with gender determination and identity. It's a far broader problem that hasn't been addressed in mainstream cinema.
Sports biopics, such as "Dangal" and "Mary Kom," have received critical acclaim in the past. Now, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit is working on a Pinki Pramanik biography. She was a female track and field athlete who represented India in various prestigious international competitions, winning gold and silver medals.
She was 22 years old when she was incarcerated with 1000 other males in a men's prison. Her story will be brought to the big screen by Ashoke Pandit. The film's title has yet to be revealed. The film's lead cast will be announced soon by the producers. Priyanka Ghatak is the writer of the film.
The tweet read, “A proud moment for #AshokePanditProductions This will be a tribute to all the athletes . #AshokePandit #PinkyPramanik”