Prominent film director, actor Farhan Akhtar, who had made “Bhag Milkha Bhag”, a film on the life of Milkha Singh, has shown interest in making a film on Arunima Sinha’s’s life.
Akhtar, who met Arunima here on Monday evening at latter’s residence, reportedly offered to make a film on her life.
“Akhtar made an offer after getting to know about my life. I have no interest in acting but I shall welcome such a film….nothing has yet been finalised,” Arunima said after meeting Akhtar.
Sources close to Arunima said that a decision about the movie might be taken on next week when she would be in Mumbai in connection with the release of the Marathi version of the book “Born Again on the Mountain”, a book on her life.
Arunima created history when she became the first female amputee from India to have climbed world’s highest mountain peak. Her journey to the peak had begun of March 31, 2013 and lasted for 52 days. Before climbing Mt Everest Arunima had also climbed 6666 metre-high Lungser peak in Ladakh.
Arunima had lost one of her legs in a train mishap.
Arunima has a message for the youth: “If you have a dream, then you should make all efforts to realise it.”
She wants to set up a sports academy to train budding athletes and sportspersons.