Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in biopic

Bollywood’s love for biopics seems to be never ending. In the recent past there has been a flurry of biopics. Mary Kom, Phogat sisters, M.S.Dhoni, Milka Singh to name a few. And there is the much awaited biopic on Sachin Tendulkar releasing in few weeks time.

Now, there is a new addition to this list. Amole Gupte, director of films like ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ and ‘Hawa Hawaai’ will be directing a biopic on India’s badminton superstar Saina Nehwal. This movie will be produced by Bhushan Kumar.

A snap from one of Saina's matches A still from Half Girlfriend in which Shraddha plays a basket ball player.

According to Times of India, both Saina and Shraddha are equally excited about this project. “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,” says Shraddha.

“Whoa! That’s news to me. I was aware of the film, yes, but I didn’t know about the casting. 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.”, said an elated Saina Nehwal.


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