Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza says she is in talks with Indian filmmakers to bring her life story to the big screen, according to Outlook India. Last year, it was announced that Mirza, a former World No. 1 in doubles and the only Indian woman to win a Grand Slam title in doubles, had signed a contract with Ronnie Screwala’s RSVP movies.
Speaking on the movie in Mumbai, Mirza, who walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week, commented, "I've had some meetings with directors and that’s why I was in Mumbai... It's still in the initial stages.
Anybody who has followed my career, they know that I wear my heart on my sleeves. I'm not scared, it's exciting for me to be able to tell my story and for people to be able to watch. The hard work that goes into the making of an athlete, a lot of people can relate to it in different ways.
We all work hard but when you play a sport, you actually work through sweat and blood. Everybody loves champions. Also, a lot of sports personalities, including me, come from a humble background. From having almost nothing to going into becoming huge champions and representing our country, our lives are very relatable."
Mirza walked the ramp in Mumbai for a collection that was a collaboration between Eka and Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society Ltd. and says as a public figure, she feels it is her responsibility to contribute to the betterment of society and help the locals.
"As a public figure, I have a sense of responsibility. We have to contribute to the society in whatever way possible. I always try and set the right example and go with my heart. And that's how I live my life. So when I support this show, it is not just about fashion, it's something that's close to your heart. It was humbling to see the weavers there. It was amazing to be able to contribute to this cause."