National-award winning Director Omung Kumar is set to collaborate with producer Sandeep Singh on another sports drama ‘Yubi Lukpi’. The duo earlier worked together on ‘Sarbjit’.
Kumar had earlier worked with Singh on the film ‘Mary Kom’ which featured actor Priyanka Chopra in the titular role. The film was based on the life of ace boxer from Manipur Mary Kom who recently won a gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia.
The new project will be once again set in India’s Northeast region and focuses on Yubi Lukpi, a local Manipuri sport which is played with coconuts and is said to be similar to rugby.
“With Yubi Lukpi, we are tracing the journey of the Indian rugby team. Yes, India plays Rugby and it’s high time the sport gets a pushup in the country. We’re still working on the story and once complete, we will begin shooting,” Omung said in a statement, reports Business Standard.