Alia Bhatt to play Arunima Sinha – first woman amputee to climb Mt Everest?
Alia Bhatt, one of Bollywood’s most sought after actress, is basking in the glory of her recent release ‘Gully Boy’. The Zoya Akhtar directorial features Ranveer Singh in the titular role. The actress, who has won over fans with her acting chops, will apparently be seen in a biopic on Arunima Sinha – who happens to be the world’s first female amputee who had scaled the Mount Everest.
As per a report in Pinkvilla, the biopic will be based on the book, ‘Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back.’ The report further suggests that Alia has already given a nod to the film that will be produced by Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions and Vivek Rangachari’s Dar Motion Pictures.
According to sources, Alia has been asked to gain weight and will also have to undergo various rounds of training to prepare for the role of a differently abled mountaineer. The makers are planning to shoot the film in real locations at Mount Everest. The shooting is expected to Kick off in Lucknow, and subsequently in other cities.
For the unversed, Arunima Sinha was a national level volleyball player who was pushed out of a moving train in 2011 by robbers as she attempted to fight them off. Although Arunima survived the accident, she lost her left leg. The gutsy girl considered her fate as a challenge and started preparing to climb Mount Everest. She climbed the Island Peak of Mount Everest in the year 2012 and became the first female amputee in the world to have done so.