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Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Northeast Today

Rima Das to Make Biopic on Sprinter Hima Das

Rima Das to Make Biopic on Sprinter Hima Das
August 17
12:09 2018

National award winning filmmaker Rima Das on Thursday announced that she would make a film on sprinter Hima Das.

“I want to make a film on Hima. I see a relation between Hima and me. Our journeys have some similarities and relation. We both come from remote villages. So, when I hear about her achievements, I dream of making a film on her life and journey from a small village to the international track,” Rima said while inaugurating a mobile movie theatre in Guwahati.

Both Rima and Hima became youth sensations in the country after their tremendous achievements in their respective fields. Both have got international fame around the same time.

Rima, who hails from Chaygaon in lower Assam’s Kamrup district, became an icon of Assamese filmmaking after winning awards at various national and international film festivals, along with the best feature film of India title this year for her Assamese film Village Rockstar.

On the other hand, despite the lack of proper sports infrastructure in the State, eighteen-year-old sprinter Hima Das who comes from Dhing in central Assam’s Nagaon district, became the sport icon of India after winning the gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships 2018 at Tampere in Finland this year.

“I have always wanted to make films on sports and music. Moreover, I love positive stories. So I want to tell the story of Hima through a film,” Rima added.

Rima’s third film ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ is set for its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018. “It is a story about teenage love and friendship. The script is about the journey of a girl Bulbul, on how she understands her life through lots of struggle. The making process of the film is the same as Village Rockstar. Mallika Das and I have done all the work. But, while for Village Rockstar I had to travel often to different countries, I had to shoot Bulbul Can Sing in a specific time-frame, until the child artiste grew older. It was very hard work and we used to shoot the film continuously for three-four days after a long interval,” Rima said.

- The Assam Tribune

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