Would love to do biopic on PT Usha: Pooja

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Ac­tor Pooja Ba­tra (above), says it’s im­por­tant to make movies on women ath­letes, as it would en­cour­age as­pir­ing ath­letes. The ac­tor, who has been a na­tional level ath­lete, wants to act in a biopic on for­mer In­dian ath­lete and Olympian PT Usha (be­low).

“Sports is nec­es­sary for men­tal and phys­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of a per­son. I have been an ath­lete. I rep­re­sented my school in 200 and 400 me­ter race at na­tional level. I think, it’s es­sen­tial to en­cour­age as­pir­ing ath­letes in our coun­try by mak­ing films on fe­male ath­letes and I would love to do a biopic on PT Usha,” she says, adding, “I have kind of played the role of Kal­pana Chawla in a Hol­ly­wood film, One Un­der the Sun, in which, I play the role of an as­tro­naut.”

For now, Pooja is ex­cited about her next film along­side ac­tor Parvin Dabas. Talk­ing about the film, she says, “I play a role of a crim­i­nal psy­chol­o­gist, who tries to as­cer­tain, if the char­ac­ter of Parvin is men­tally sta­ble and speak­ing the truth. In In­dia, peo­ple re­late men­tal ther­apy with men­tal ill­ness. Ther­apy helps peo­ple to rec­tify their er­rors, which they have been do­ing since child­hood. I have taken such ther­a­pies. So, I wanted to play such a char­ac­ter to an­a­lyse peo­ple.”

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