‘I am humbled that Dutee Chand feels I am worthy of playing her’: Kangana Ranaut

The country’s fastest sprinter Dutee Chand has said that Kangana Ranaut will be an ideal choice for her biopic.

When Kangana was asked for a comment on this, she said: “That’s very kind of Duteeji. She has gone through a lot in her life; she has seen a lot of struggles and difficulties. She has braved it all and won medals for her country with her determination. She is the epitome of courage and strength and she has not only set a benchmark in her professional life, but the kind of courage she has displayed in her personal life is also commendable. I am humbled that she feels I am worthy of playing her.”

Olympic sprinter Dutee Chand is the first athlete to accept that she is in a relationship with a girl. Now she wants a person who is brave like her to play her role in the biopic.

There has been a murmur about several filmmakers reaching out to Dutee Chand for the rights to her biopic. She said that among those who have approached her for the rights to her biopic are actor Anil Kapoor and filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who has earlier made a film based on the life of Indian sports legend Milkha Singh.

When asked, who she thinks will be suitable to characterize her on screen, Dutee replied, “Finalising an actress is the job of the producer and director. While I don’t know who will eventually be selected, I think Kangana Ranaut can portray me perfectly on screen, I like her as an actress.”