India, Aug. 14 -- A well made sports films has all the makings of a good entertainer and more often than not, such films have worked wonders at the box office. And as sporting heroes are scripting history at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, back home filmmakers are hoping to draw inspiration from them for their next projects.

A Manipur-based film production company has already announced plans to make a biopic on the life of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who won the country's first silver medal in women's weightlifting event in Tokyo.

Now many anticipate that a rush of film announcements will soon follow in Bollywood based on or inspired by the lives and achievement of some of these sporting icons.

Filmmaker Tushar Hiranandani, who helme...