THE FORCE
GQ India|November 2021
The inspirational story of Richard Williams, who raised two tennis legends
PRAKASH AMRITRAJ

Releasing this month is the much-anticipated film King Richard. It is the story of Richard Williams, the father of sports icons and historic figures, Venus and Serena Williams. This is an important story for many reasons. First, it focuses on a positive portrayal of an African-American father, which has not been seen enough in film and television over the past decades. Second, it is a tale of what self-belief can do to change your life and circumstances. And third, when people across the world are inspired by the achievements of Venus and Serena Williams, it is important to understand what made them and where they come from. Portraying the very special and unique Mr. Williams is my favourite actor of all time: Will Smith.

The film gives you goosebumps, provokes you to think, and leaves with you with hope.

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