The reason behind making Poorna


Rahul Bose (middle) with Poorna and Aditi (on his left)

Rahul Bose has made a motivational film on the journey of Poorna Malavath, who created history by scaling the Mount Everest on May 25, 2014 at the age of 13. However, very few people know the real reason that inspired Rahul to make a biopic on Poorna titled the same. Aditi Inamdar plays Poorna in the film.

A few years ago, Rahul Bose had hosted a mountaineering series called Everest Rising on National Geographic. Since then he had been intrigued with this topic and was definite  about making a film. However, it took him time to search for the subject before he came across the inspiring story of the 13-year-old Poorna who had become the youngest person to conquer the Mount Everest.

The actor-director shares, “It was a combination of shame and wonder. Shame because it was unbelievable I hadn’t heard of Poorna’s achievement before. I pride myself in being pretty well read on both, social subjects and sport and had completely missed this story because it hadn’t been reported to the extent it should have been. Wonder because you couldn’t write a mainstream Bollywood script better. A poor, uneducated, tribal girl shatters the world record climbing Everest at the age of 13. Fantastic!”

About digantaguha

To introduce myself, I am a journalist, blogger and have also taught Political and Sports Journalism in the Future Media School in Kolkata. I am currently working with Sports News Crunch as a Consulting Editor and as a Guest Faculty at the Techno India University. Over all, I have around 15 years of experience as a journalist having worked with esteemed publications like Hindustan Times, Business Standard, The Pioneer and others. You can contact me at Diganta Guha
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