The trend of making a biopic has only got popularized in the past few years, it’s the age of biopics in Bollywood currently. After ‘Azhar’, ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’, ‘Mary Kom’, ‘Neerja’, ‘Dangal’ etc, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic is awaited to release and now it’s time to see one more biopic on the life of sports persons.
It’s none other than the Badminton star Saina Nehwal, who did our nation proud at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Director Amole Gupte has been busy researching for his film based on the life of badminton champion, Saina Nehwal. And, we have got a confirmed report that the actress who will play Saina is Shraddha Kapoor.
Since the news of Saina Nehwal biopic hit the web, everyone had their bets placed on Deepika Padukone for even Saina had once confessed saying, “Her(Deepika’s) father has been a badminton player and I have seen her playing badminton. She used to play really good. She can do justice to the role and I really wish she can do the role.”In fact, Deepika too was equally kicked about stepping into Saina’s shoes as she had said, “I would love to play Saina onscreen. We have played together in fact and obviously she was way better .. She also said to me ‘good’ also. We had fun time… Of course anything for the love of sports specially if it is badminton.”
However, guess the makers couldn’t crack a deal with Deepika for latest reports confirm Shraddha Kapoor has been finalised to play Saina Nehwal in the biopic. Produced by Bhushan Kumar the biopic is slated to release in 2018.
When Shraddha was contacted by Bombay Times, she confirmed the news and said, ” Most girls would have played badminton at some point in their lives in school. I feel so lucky to be playing Saina, who is not just among the world’s top badminton players, but also a youth icon. I can’t wait to start prepping for my role “.
Reacting to this exciting piece of news, Saina Nehwal, said, ” Whoa! That’s news to me… I was aware of the film, yes. But I didn’t know about this casting “. Saina is currently in China for the Badminton Asia Championships.
” It’s great if Shraddha is playing me, because she is a very talented actress and very hardworking! I am sure she will do justice to the role. The best part is, she is a good friend as well. So it will be easier to teach her some badminton (laughs). A lot of people tell me that we look similar and I think that’s a huge compliment, cos Shraddha is very beautiful, ” the sports star added.
Shraddha Kapoor is currently enjoying all the attention for her upcoming movies ‘Half Girlfriend’ and ‘Haseena’. Her two looks from ‘Haseena‘ made waves amongst the fans and Bollywood industry and the non-glamorous avatar of the actress was loved and appreciated by all.