Alia Bhatt to do a biopic of the world’s first amputee mountaineer- Arunima Sinha!

Arunima Sinha is a former national level Volleyball player, who lost one of her legs in 2011 when she was pushed out of a running train by a group of dacoits that she was trying to fight and in 2012; Sinha scaled the Island Peak of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, making her the first female amputee to have done that!

Alia Bhatt to do a biopic of the world’s first amputee mountaineer- Arunima Sinha! Alia Bhatt to do a biopic of the world’s first amputee mountaineer- Arunima Sinha! Source : press

Alia Bhatt; who certainly is the most bankable actors that Bollywood has today, is certainly on a roll. Currently basking in the glory of her last release ‘Gully Boy'; Alia has a lot piled up in her kitty.


The ‘Shaandar' actress is currently busy shooting for Ayan Mukherjee's ‘Bramhastra' along with beau Ranbir Kapoor. She also is looking forward to Abhishek Varman's Kalank, Karan Johar's Takht and will soon be directed by her father in the sequel of the blockbuster Sadak, titled ‘Sadak 2' along with Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, and Aditya Roy Kapoor.


And now; ladies and gentlemen, Alia Bhatt has been roped in for what may be the most challenging role of her career so far. Yes! Alia has been roped in a film that will sketch the life of the worlds first amputee mountaineer, Arunima Sinha. The biopic is based on Sinha's book titled ‘Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back'.


A leading daily has quoted a certain source saying," Arunima's life has been an inspiration to many across the globe and what she has managed isn't just an ordinary feat. When makers approached her to make a film on her and told her they were planning to get Alia on board, she was excited."


The source further revealed, "It's an incredible tale. Alia studied her story and gave her nod to the project. Although the producers haven't locked her dates yet, given that her diary is packed with other film commitments, they expect to begin the project in 2020."


The film will be yet another collaboration between Bhatt and Karan Johar; as the film is expected to be bankrolled by Dharma Productions and Vivek Rangachari's Dar Motion Pictures. It is also being reported that the will be mostly be shot in Lucknow and then in real locations on the Everest.


For the unversed; Arunima Sinha is a former national level Volleyball player, who lost one of her legs in 2011 when she was pushed out of a running train by a group of dacoits that she was trying to fight. However, the tragedy that would make most people lose faith in life and destiny, made Arunima do what no woman had ever done. In 2012; Sinha scaled the Island Peak of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, making her the first female amputee to have done that!


Well; kudos to Arunima for her grit and to Alia Bhatt for choosing a film as demanding as this! We certainly are looking forward to the film.


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