The long-in-the-making biopic on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will now star Parineeti Chopra in a lead role. Earlier it was Baaghi actor Shraddha Kapoor who was sealed to play Nehwal on a china screen, and she had also been holding training in badminton from a lady idol herself.
Confirming a latest development, Bhushan Kumar, T-Series head, said, “We wish to hang adult Saina by this year-end for an early 2020 release, so going forward with a plan is a preference taken by mutual consent. We are blissful Parineeti has come on house for a film. Saina has done each Indian unapproachable and we can’t wait to take her story to a universe in a year of a Olympics.”
The biopic on Nehwal is being destined by filmmaker Amol Gupte. Shraddha reportedly even lerned underneath Indian group conduct manager Pullela Gopichand for over a month-and-a-half to get into a purpose of a badminton player. After endless training, Shraddha started filming a film in Sep 2018, though it had to be stalled as she was diagnosed with dengue.
According to a source, it is since of Shraddha’s bustling report that she had to leave a project. The actor has films like Chhichhore, Street Dancer 3D, Saaho and Baaghi 3 in her kitty.
Talking about being a partial of a sports biopic, Parineeti said, “I was failing to do a sports-based film. It is a partial of my celebrity as an actor that we have never explored, and we am so happy that we get to execute a clever and absolute lady like Saina. She has put a nation on a universe map, and we vehement to put in all a training and tough work that comes with training a diversion of Badminton and portraying Saina on screen.”
The biopic will be constructed by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar.