BizAsia had recently revealed that actor-filmmaker Rahul Bose has returned to directing after 15 years, with a biopic titled ‘Poorna’. Telling the amazing story of the young Malavath Poorna climbing Mount Everest at the tender age of 13, Bose has revealed how his experience with making the film was an extreme one.
“I had been working for ‘Poorna’ from last 14 months. I did not step out of my cave in these months. I completely went into isolation. I am obsessed with the project and I haven’t signed on anything else yet, NDTV reported Bose expressing, how engrossed he became with the project.
Talking about the film and it’s protagonist, the filmmaker went on to say, “It’s a fantastic story. Being a girl from tribal background is a big challenge. This girl (Purna) surmounted all these problems and then she just proved that if you have courage, you can do everything. Even a Bollywood film can’t be that exaggerated that a 13-year-old girl has climbed the Everest. The story is not about the Everest, it’s about the little girl from a small village climbing that mountain.”
Also acting in the film, Bose reprises the role of Poorna’s actual coach RS Praveen Kumar. Talking of how he prepared for the character, Bose explained how he gathered all of his information straight from the source, “I met Praveen for three months and asked him all the questions. I observed his behaviour. I am not his carbon copy but I have taken his spirit. He is compassionate, loving and intelligent. It was bit daunting to play a living person.”
This film will also mark a producing debut for Bose, who explained, “When I heard about the script, I just asked who is producing it. And then I got to know that they don’t have the producer yet. I decided that I will produce the film. I raised the money and then the question about the director came up and I decided to direct.”
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