Inspiring Story Of Deepika Kumari is becoming real to reel story
Everything related to the movie started in February. Uraaz Bahl and his wife Shauna Levy-Bahl were at the dining table. Reading the paper when Uraaz read a story about an archer called Deepika Kumari. The couple thought that she will be a perfect inspiration for the young youth. She belongs to rural Jharkhand and now is topping the world ranks in olympics. Both wanted to make a documentary on Inspiring Story Of Deepika Kumari.
“There was something about her struggle that struck a chord with Uraaz,” says Levy-Bahl. “He was also in a similar distance since Deepika, where he had been facing a lot of issues with bureaucracy regarding permissions.” The couple wanted to make a documentary on Deepika. A story of hard work, bravery, disappointment, and hope.
After deciding the couple got in touch with the Tata Archery Academy at Jamshedpur. They immediately put a crew together and were in their way from the first week of March. Deepika for her part, was not anticipating a disturbance in her life. “I was not that excited to be honest. As it was so near the Olympics and that I had been extremely busy and fully focused on my training,” Deepika said.
But slowly the bond of the three grew with their traveling. The bond between the three of them climbed as their travel continued. Now she is like a little sister of the couple. Deepika is not resistant to this closeness. Deepika said that “Occasionally I have been misrepresented so I’m tired of these. I presumed that it would be the exact same with Uraaz and Shaana. But my story has been conveyed by them with sensitivity. They have made me feel like a family.”