Omung Kumar to direct biopic on world’s oldest marathon runner ‘Sikh Superman’ Fauja Singh

The life journey of Fauja Singh, who’s the oldest marathon runner on the earth will be made right into a biopic titled ‘Fauja’. The movie will be directed by Bollywood director Omung Kumar B of ‘Mary Kom’ fame.

According to Deadline, the lifetime of the world’s oldest marathon runner will be the topic of a biopic from a trio of established Indian inventive’s. The biopic will be directed by Omung Kumar B, who will additionally produce it alongside Kunal Shivdasani whose credit score embrace the 2008 thriller ‘Hijack’, and Raaj Shaandilya, who beforehand wrote and directed the 2019 comedy movie ‘Dream Girl’.

The screenplay for ‘Fauja’ is being tailored from the e-book titled ‘Turbaned Tornado’ written by Khushwant Singh and revealed by Rupa Publications. Vipul Mehta, of the Gujarati blockbuster ‘Chal Jivi’ fame, is presently penning the script for the biopic.As per Deadline, Omung Kumar whose movie ‘Mary Kom’ gained the Indian National Film Award for Best Popular Film in 2014 stated, “The story of Fauja Singh depicts the insurmountable odds stacked against him and what sheer power of will can make of someone who is challenged medically, by age and by society.”

Kunal Shivdasani, the producer of Fauja Singh’s biopic added, “It is a beautiful story about a man whose life takes him on an epic journey making him a world icon as he discovers his passion for running marathons; eventually that guided him to make an impact on the world by bringing about a change to humanity.”

The movie will inform the story of how the 108-year-old Fauja Singh, popularly referred to as the ‘Sikh Superman’, surprised the world by shattering a variety of data as a marathon runner in a number of age brackets. Since making his debut on the London marathon within the yr 2000 on the age of 89, Singh has accomplished it six extra occasions and has additionally completed marathons in Toronto, New York and a number of other extra cities.


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