Ashoke Pandit And Priya Ghatak Collaborating For A Film Based On Pinki Pramanik
Producer Ashoke Pandit announced a film based on the life of Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik. He has acquired the life rights of the track-and-field athlete.
Ashoke Pandit took to his social media profile and confirmed the movie. He tweeted, “Excited to announce our next project at @AshokePProd - the riveting story of gold medalist athlete #PinkiPramanik. Written by @priyankaghatak, the cast and crew to be finalized soon. #AshokePanditProductions”
Pinki was a member of the Asian Games gold medal and Commonwealth Games silver medal-winning quartet in the 400m relay event in 2006. In 2012, she was embroiled in a gender controversy when her woman friend accused her of rape and gender misrepresentation Pramanik was kept in custody for 25 days and was made to undergo sex verification tests to confirm her gender. She was cleared of rape charges by Calcutta High Court in 2014 and had resumed her work in Eastern Railway. It is a story of fighting against all odds and coming out triumphant. It is high time that mainstream cinema addresses the issue of gender identity. The yet-untitled film has been written by Priyanka Ghatak. The makers will soon announce the lead cast and crew.
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