Yesterday, noted writer-filmmaker Kona Venkat made an official announcement regarding a biopic on Weightlifting legend Karnam Malleswari. Sanjana Reddy will helm the biopic on a pan-Indian scale in multiple languages. Meanwhile, the latest buzz in the film industry, either Rakul Preet Singh or Taapsee Pannu will play the lead role and will essay the role of Karnam Malleswari in this upcoming biopic. Hailing from the mini-town of Amadalavalasa in AP, Karnam Malleswari is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. Malleswari achieved the bronze medal in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

 The sources say that the makers of Karnam Malleswari biopic are considering names like Taapsee Pannu and Rakul Preet Singh to play the titular role.

The actress Taapsee Pannu has already done several sports-based movies and pulled off the roles effectively. While she appears to be a natural choice to play the  weightlifter, the makers are also contemplating Rakul Preet Singh.”

On the work front, both the actresses have multiple projects in her kitty. In Tollywood, Taapsee Pannu was last seen in Game over. Rakul Preet Singh is presently starring in Chandra Sekhar Yeleti’s directorial venture in which Nithiin is playing the lead role. She is essaying a criminal lawyer in this film.