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Movie on golf champ Ariya's life aims to inspire youth

Movie on golf champ Ariya's life aims to inspire youth

WEDNESDAY, August 07, 2019

Former world No 1 Ariya Jutanugarn did not have to wait long before a movie about her life story was made.

“Pro May Achariya/Tong/Sang” (Pro May genius/Must/Build) premiered at Paragon Cineplex on Tuesday (August 6).
Ariya, currently No 5 in the world standings, is playing in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.
“This movie is based on my life and my family, starting from my childhood, golf training and important events that took place,” she said in a message from Scotland. “Some additional scripts have been added by the writer and director in order to make it more entertaining to watch.”
“If it is 100 per cent about my life, it could be boring,” she said. “Some dialogues or scenes have been rewritten and it could appear a little violent in order to create some excitement. I would like everyone to open their hearts and watch this movie – I am sure everyone will get something [to take] back home.”

Movie on golf champ Ariya's life aims to inspire youth
Krissanasiri “Chrissie” Suksawas plays Ariya while Ajchariya Popipitthanakorn plays her sister Moriya, and Thanes Warakulnukroh and Hathaya Wongkrajang play her parents. The movie is directed by Thanawat Eamjinda while the producers are Nonsee Nimitbutr and Panot Udom.
Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Governor Kongsak Yodmanee was present at the premiere.
“This movie will create many benefits for Thai sports, not only for golf,” he said. “It will provide inspiration to Thai youth who will see the determination, discipline and obstacles Ariya had to face in order to become world No 1,” Kongsak said, adding that he wanted to see more movies that help inspire the youth to take up sports.