Mariyappan biopic will inspire other athletes
Director Aishwarya Dhanush is all set to begin the shoot of her next directorial, Mariyappan. The film will be Tamil's first sports biopic and will narrate the true story of Mariyappan, who won a historic gold for India in the high jump T-42 category at the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics. Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan recently unveiled the first look poster on his Twitter page. In a recent interview to a leading English daily, Mariyappan has revealed that the film will inspire many other athletes from rural background to take up sports to next level. The high jumper hails from a village near Salem and he credits his mother for shaping him as a successful person.