Pinki Pramanik was a woman track and field athlete, who won several gold and silver medals for India in coveted international championships. Her biggest dream was to compete in the Olympics but one fine day, her victories came to a sudden halt, and overnight her life changed into an unthinkable nightmare.
She was accused of being a man and implicated in rape charges. Pinki, then a 22-year-old girl was locked up in a men’s prison along with 1000 male inmates; she fought a complex system that was determined on declaring her a ‘man’ and proving that she was a rapist.
Once a national pride was reduced to a story of shame and humiliation in front of the same nation. Like a true sportsperson, she stood strong and gave a fight of her life, till one day the truth was revealed.
Producer Ashoke Pandit shares, “When my writer narrated me the subject of Pinki Pramanik, that very moment I knew this story has to be made. Imagine the basic identity of a human if his/her gender is questioned, one fine day Pinki, a woman was accused of being a man and branded a rapist. It is a story of fighting against all odds and coming out triumphant. It is high time that mainstream cinema addresses the issue of gender identity.”
Writer Priyanka Ghatak says, “I came across the Pinki’s story in the news and what perturbed me was that she was national pride and the whole country celebrated her victory but one fine day she was pulled down in the worst state of shame and humiliation and her basic gender identity was questioned and was accused of being a rapist. It is the story of triumph and resilience.”
Pinki Pramanik says, “I am very happy to be associated with such a respected man. I wanted the world to know the injustice and the horror I went through. I totally trust Ashokeji’s production that it will do total justice to my story with respect.”
Ashoke Pandit Productions has acquired the life rights of Pinki Pramanik. The film is being produced by Ashoke Pandit and written by Priyanka Ghatak. The lead cast and crew will be announced soon.