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.
After the announcement of Badminton star Saina Nehwal’s biopic next one on the list is PV Sindhu’s, an ace badminton player.
Deepika Padukone might have missedout the opportunity to play Saina Nehwal on screen to Shraddha Kapoor, but it seems she might essay the role of Olympic medalist PV Sindhu in a film.
As soon as Sonu Sood announced a film on Sindhu, rumours started to do the rounds that Deepika has been approached for the biopic. The Bajirao Mastani actor is a national level badminton player, and the makers have all the reasons to cast her in the film.
A source close to Deepika says, “It is natural to assume that she will be approached to play the part because she is familiar with the sport. Having said that, Deepika is fully invested in Padmavati now. If the part is offered to her and she likes the script and director, and has the time for it, she will surely give her nod. Sonu and she know each other from the time they worked in ‘Happy New Year’ (2014), so it won’t be surprise.”
Sonu, who recently announced the project, revealed that he has only bought the right and nothing else in confirmed.
“I am proud to have got the opportunity to present Sindhu’s remarkable journey. We will lock the director and cast soon. It is too early to talk about who will play the titular role,” he added.
21-year old, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver medal in the Summer Olympics 2016. She is also the second badminton player to ever win an Olympic medal–the first one being Saina Nehwal.
On the work front, Deepika will next be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” opposite Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor where the actress will be seen essaying the titular role while Ranveer and Shahid will be essaying the roles of Allaudin Khilji and Raja Ratan Si
Are you excited about this biopic?