Indian Paralymian Mariyappan Thangavelu who made the country proud by winning a gold medal in men’s high jump will soon be honoured by Yash Raj Films. The production banner on Wednesday announced that it will honour gold medal winners of the sports event.
"The studio believes to celebrate the sportsman spirit of these athletes and their life-sized dream that emerged victorious,"
read a statement from YRF.
This is not the first time that the well known banner has decided to honour winners. During the recently concluded Rio Olympics, YRF had said that it will give a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs to Indian Olympians winning gold.
Now, the reward for Rio Paralympics winners is a gesture on similar lines --- that of saluting the indomitable spirit of sportspersons and champions, as every small gesture goes a long way.
YRF is known to back sports-based subjects in Hindi cinema. With "Chak De! India", it had backed a powerful message in support of women in sports.
With "Sultan", the film studio expressed support for wrestling in India.
(With IANS Inputs)