Indian cricketers bat for film ‘Poorna’

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Mumbai: Rahul Bose's directorial "Poorna" a biopic on a teenager who became the youngest girl in the world to scale the Mount Everest has found fans in cricketers like Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble and many others.

Rahul has produced, directed and acted in “Poorna”.

After a special screening of the movie for Indian cricketers here, the guests were all praise for the inspirational tale of real life star Poorna Malavath, a 13-year-old girl from Telangana who created history on May 25, 2014, by scaling the highest mountain peak.

Kumble and Kohli, along with Sanjay Bangar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Karun Nayar, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, R. Shridhar, Patrick Farhat, Anil Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav caught the film, read a statement.

Terming it a “special film”, Kohli said: “We all were very moved by it, and there’s so much to learn from the film as well… It teaches us a lot things — if we believe in something, it can be achieved and there has to be a bigger reason behind it.”

Kumble found it “inspirational” and described it as a “wonderfully documented story”, while Karthik felt touched by the story.

“I hope a lot of people watch this movie because it’s not just inspiring for a sportsman, it’s inspiring for everybody. Like the title goes ‘Ladkiyan kuchh bhi kar sakti hai’, it’s a wonderfully put movie. A lot of people can draw a lot of inspiration from the movie,” Karthik said.

Pujara said a huge learning from the film is that “age is just a number”.

“Once you aspire for something, you can always achieve it,” he said.

 

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