Athlete Dutte Chand feels Kangana Ranaut Would be ‘Perfect’ to Play Her Role in Her Biopic; Actress Responds

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 24 Jun 2019

India’s 100m sprint record holder athlete Dutte Chand was overwhelmed to know that people were interested in making a biopic on her. While who will make the biopic is still not confirmed, Dutee Chand wants Kangana Ranaut to play her role in the film. India’s fastest woman, who holds a record of 11.24 second in 100m sprint, revealed Anil Kapoor and filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra have approached her for the rights.

She said, “I have got requests from so many filmmakers who are keen to make my biopic, but I haven’t given the nod yet. Apart from Anil Kapoor and Rakeysh Mehra, a lot of actors and actresses have independently reached out. With the number of requests coming my way, lagta hai meri story bahut hit hogi.”

When quizzed which actress would be the perfect pick to play her role on the big screen, Dutee said, “I think Priyanka Chopra did a very good job in Mary Kom. While I don’t know who will eventually be selected, I think Kangana Ranaut can portray me perfectly on screen, I like her as an actress.”

Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut was elated to know about Dutee Chand’s choice of actress for her biopic. Kangana was quoted as saying, “That’s very kind of Duteeji. I am humbled that she feels I am worthy of playing her.”

While Dutee Chand’s biopic is yet to go down to the floors, it seems whoever will be helming the film knows who Dutee herself would pick for the film. Kangana meanwhile has also given her nod, so this seems like a perfect opportunity for any director to cash-in on.

On the work front, Kangana is waiting for the release of her next film Mental Hai Kya. The film, which also stars Rajkummar Rao in a pivotal role, had been mired in many controversies regarding the subject of the film. Several psychiatrists and mental health experts are alleging that the film’s title is derogatory to those suffering from mental illnesses.

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