Omung Kumar will soon direct third biopic, first one being Mary Kom (2014) and the second one in year 2016 i.e ‘Sarabjit’. The third one in the list is ‘ Fauja’, based on the life of marathon Fauja Singh, also known as Sikh Superman. Fauja Singh is world’s oldest marathon runner. The film is based on the book Turbaned Tornado. It will be produced by Omung Kumar, Raaj Shaandilyaa and Kunal Shivdasani.
Fauja will chronically tell about 108-year-old Fauja Singh, also known as the Sikh Superman. He stunned the world by shattering a number of records in multiple age brackets as a marathon runner. After making his debut at London marathon in 2000, he has completed the marathon six times at the age of 89. Apart from this he has finished marathons in Toronto, New York and more cities. The screenplay is being adapted from the book Turbaned Tornado by Khushwant Singh. Vipul Mehta is penning the script for the film.
Sharing a photo of himself with Raaj Shaandilyaa and Kuanl Shivdasani, Omung Kumar wrote, “So here it is, our new venture Film – #FAUJA. A story I always felt proud of is finally going to be my directorial project. Feels great to join hands with like minded people to produce a film that shall bring to life the Greatest Human Story ever told on the BIG screen. Produced by @kunalshivdasani , @Writerraj and myself. FAUJA The Sikh Superman… Coming soon in cinemas (sic).”
Omung Kumar is known for films like Mary Kom, Bhumi and Sarbjit, among others. Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra won National Film Award for Best Popular Film in 2014. Sarbjit starred Aishwarya Rai and Randeep Hooda which released in 2017. The director took to social media to announce the film.
To amaze the readers that at the age of 108, Fauja Singh is the oldest marathon runner in the world. This ‘biopic’ will surely bring Goosebumps to everyone.