Mumbai: Bollywood actress Pooja Batra said that we do not give much importance to sports in India and that she would love to do a biopic on former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha as she herself has been an athlete in her school days.
Talking to the media, the actress went on to say: “I would love to do biopic on P.T. Usha because I have been an athlete. I represented my school in 200 and 400 meter race at national level. I have kind of played the role of Kalpana Chawla in a Hollywood movie ‘One Under the Sun’, in which I am playing role of an astronaut.”
“In India, we don’t make films on female athletes. It is important because through our films, aspiring athletes gets encouragement.
We don’t give much importance to sports in India. It is necessary for mental and physical development — whether it’s a group or solo sport. It enhances personality of the individual in terms of discipline and confidence,” she added.