Actor-director Rahul Bose who has made Poorna, a biopic on Poorna Malavath, who became the youngest girl to conquer the Mount Everest at the age of 13, was hugely inspired by the story of the Telangana girl. As soon as Rahul heard the story, he got goosebumps and was shocked to know that a 13-year-old girl from such a poor background had the guts to go on such a difficult mission. Rahul knew he had to show the world the struggle Poorna went through to make her country proud and prove that there was nothing impossible for girls. Aditi Inamdar plays Poorna in the film.
In a recent interview with Jaby Koay, he mentioned how difficult it was for Poorna to complete the expedition, not just physically, but mentally as well. While Poorna was on the expedition, she saw six death bodies on her way up. When asked, Rahul said, “She has the eyes of a 200-year-old. She has seen six people dead on her way up. The bodies are still there. They are like markers. She saw the bodies at a height of above 8000 meters when all you want to do is lie down and sleep, and you see these dead bodies and you know you still have 300 meters to go which is another six hours. She has all the infectious enthusiasm of a teenager.”