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Pullela Gopichand. Source: wikimedia

October 2, 2016: National Award-winning director Praveen Sattaru’s film on the former Indian badminton champion Pullela Gopichand will be made in Telugu, Hindi and English, says a source.

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“The plan was always to make the yet-untitled film in three languages. Since Gopichand is widely popular, the makers have decided to make the film in Telugu, Hindi and English. The pre-production work has already started and the project will go on the floors next year,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

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Actor Sudheer Babu, a former Badminton player who had trained under Gopichand, will play the role of his guru on the big screen.


Former All England Open Badminton Champion, Pullela Gopichand won the award in 2000-2001. Source: wikimedia

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Sattaru will commence work on the biopic after he completes working on the yet-untitled Telugu project with actor Rajasekhar.

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The makers have already finalised locations across China, Japan, Ireland and Scotland.

The film will also be dubbed in Tamil. (IANS)


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