Saina Nehwal and Pullela Gopichand train Shraddha Kapoor for biopic

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Shraddha Kapoor, who is on an experimental spree, is getting ready to release her next film, a biopic titled ‘Haseena Parkar’. She is also working on an upcoming biopic of badminton star Saina Nehwal.

Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal and national coach Pullela Gopichand are training  Shraddha for the upcoming biopic, based on Saina’s glittering career.

Shraddha confirmed in April this year that she will play Saina Nehwal in her biopic, titled Saina.

Taking to Instagram, Saina posted a picture with Shraddha, who will be portraying her on screen. While Saina can be seen in casuals, Shraddha looks all ready to get into character as she is seen sporting badminton gear. The badminton ace shared the picture and captioned it as, “Today’s badminton practice session with @shraddhakapoor #Biopic.”

Today’s badminton practice session with @shraddhakapoor ??#Biopic

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Saina shares another picture with Gopichand, are seen posing for a picture after training Shraddha. Saina’s Twitter post read: “Today’s badminton practice session … Gopi sir , @ShraddhaKapoor and me ??#Biopic”

 

“Most girls have played badminton at some point in their lives in school. I feel so lucky to be playing Saina, who’s not just been the world’s No. 1 badminton player, but is also a youth icon. I can’t wait to start prepping for my role,” Shraddha was quoted as saying after she bagged the role earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Saina too expressed her excitement after she came to know that ‘her good friend’ Shraddha will be playing her character in the biopic.

“It’s great if Shraddha plays 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 skills (laughs!). A lot of people did tell me that we do look similar and I think that’s a huge compliment, because Shraddha is very good looking.”

Saina, produced by T-series’ Bhushan Kumar, will be directed by Gupte and the shooting for the biopic will start by the end of 2017.