Irom Sharmila Against A Movie Based On Her Life

Manipur’s Iron Lady, Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year long fast recently, is against her biopic. In an interview given to The Indian Express Sharmila expressed her reluctance towards having a biopic based on her life.

“I have been informed through the internet that there is a film being made on me without my knowledge,” she said. Sharmila said that she considers this as violation of her rights. “I consider this as violation of my rights. On what ground are they making this film? I don’t agree with commercialisation of my life as long as I am alive. I want to find out more, and I will seek legal help,” she said.

The 44-year-old activist, demanding repeal of the controversial AFSPA, ended her fast immediately after attending a hearing in the District and Sessions court in Imphal in August.

Sharmila also reiterated her decision to contest in the upcoming state assembly elections. Breaking down into tears, a defiant Sharmila then said that by entering politics, she will push for a positive change in society, starting with fighting for the repeal of the AFSPA Act.

Manipur’s Iron Lady, Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year long fast recently, is against her biopic. In an interview given to The Indian Express Sharmila expressed her reluctance towards having a biopic based on her life. "I have been informed through the internet that there is a film being made on me without my knowledge," she said. Sharmila said that she considers this as violation of her rights. "I consider this as violation of my rights. On what ground are they making this film? I don't agree with commercialisation of my life as long as I am alive. I want to find out more, and I will seek legal help," she said. The 44-year-old activist, demanding repeal of the controversial AFSPA, ended her fast immediately after attending a hearing in the District and Sessions court in Imphal in August. Sharmila also reiterated her decision to contest in the upcoming state assembly elections. Breaking down into tears, a defiant Sharmila then said that by entering politics, she will push for a positive change in society, starting with fighting for the repeal of the AFSPA Act.