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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Riteish Deshmukh’s film on India’s first Olympic winner Khashaba Jadhav

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 26, 2013
First Published: 16:39 IST(26/5/2013) | Last Updated: 03:07 IST(27/5/2013)

Khashaba Jadhav is a hero who deserves to be remembered and honoured. We will work hard to do justice to the portrayal of his achievements, says actor/producer Riteish Deshmukh.

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Actor and now producer Riteish Deshmukh is all set with plans for his second production— a biopic titled Pocket Dynamo. The film will be based on the life of a wrestler Khashaba Jadhav, who won independent India’s first Olympic medal in 1952. 

The film is titled Pocket Dynamo on the basis of the name Khashaba was referred to. Riteish acquired the rights for the film from Khashaba Jadhav Vikas Sanstha, a trust formed by Ranjit Jadhav, son of Khashaba Jadhav.  Confirming the news through an official statement,

Riteish says, “We have acquired the rights for the biopic based on Khashaba Jadhav’s life. I’m glad that Ranjit Jadhav deemed us worthy of giving his father’s story to be essayed on screen.” Speaking about the sportsman, Riteish says, “He has quite a noteworthy journey and earned our country it’s first international medal but in time, his name and story was something that was lost. He is a hero who deserves to be remembered and honoured. We will work hard to do justice to the portrayal of his achievements.” 

The script for the film, to be made and released in Marathi and Hindi, is currently being worked upon.   

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