T-Series to produce a Biopic on Udaipur’s Open Water Swimmer, Bhakti Sharma

The renowned production company, T-Series, is said to produce a biopic on Mumbai-born-Udaipur-raised open water swimmer, Bhakti Sharma. The biopic is written by Bhavani Iyer who has written the screenplay for films like Lootera, Black, Raazi, and the upcoming new season of Amazon Prime Video’s Breathe series.

This will be one of its kind of film set in and around the world of swimming. The film which is said to be planned for the year 2021, will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. The production house is believed to be in talks with an A-list director to helm it. Besides, it will soon start approaching actors to play the role of the record-breaking swimmer.

Bhakti set the world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 41.14 minutes at Antarctic Ocean at a temperature of 1 degree in 2016. She also holds a world record with her mother Leena Sharma for being the first mother-daughter pair to swim across the English Channel which is called as the Mount Everest of swimming.

From the scorching heat of Rajasthan to the bone-chilling waters of the record-breaking swim in Antarctica and her fearless crossing of the English Channel, Bhakti Sharma’s life has been full of courage and inspiration.

The biopic will be diving deep into Bhakti Sharma’s journey, focusing more on her relationship with her mother Leena who has also been her coach and started teaching her swimming right when she was two and a half years old.

The biopic is expected to cover all these aspects of her life and the social and cultural battles she and her mother fought in the way to achieve success in a sport like swimming.


Udaipur swimmer, Bhakti Sharma featured on TED Talks India Nayi Baat on Starplus

Udaipur’s mermaid, Bhakti Sharma, who is the youngest swimmer to swim in all the five oceans of the world, was featured on the TED Talk India Nayi Baat – a popular talk show series hosted by the King Khan of Bollywood – Shahrukh Khan. The show was aired on Starplus on 3rd November 2019.

You can watch the episode ‘Investing in Yourself’ streaming on Hotstar on the link below:

TED Talks India Nayi Baat is a talk-show series that turns the spotlight on the changemakers doing extraordinary work. These visionaries and everyday heroes spark new conversations, infuse movements with energy and inspire a billion imaginations to action.

Bhakti Sharma is one such inspiration for all the young kids who want to showcase their talent out there to the world. An open-water swimmer and the youngest in the world to set a record in open swimming in Antarctic waters, Bhakti started her swimming journey at the age of 2. Through this talk show, she talks about how to swim through adversities like a pro and shape your own destiny.

Bhakti has been awarded Tenzing Norgay National Award by President of India. The swimmer, who was coached by her mother Leena Sharma, broke all the previous records and became the 1st Asian and youngest in the world to swim the Antarctic Ocean. She swam almost 2.3 km in 41.14 minutes and for this achievement, she got praised by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Besides, there are a lot of other achievements by which Bhakti has made the country proud. Some of them include World record for the longest distance covered swimming in Antarctica, World’s youngest swimmer to have swum across the seven seas, Member of the first three-member relay team to have swum the English Channel etc.