Shraddha Kapoor has geared herself up for the preparation of her role in the biopic of the former world no 1 badminton player, Saina Nehwal. The film will be directed by Amol Gupte. The shooting of the film will begin later this year.
Earlier Saina wanted Deepika Padukone to do her biopic. According to the sources, after Shraddha got finalised, Saina said, “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.”
Shraddha Kapoor shared a post on social media and it’s really exciting. Have a look-
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) June 7, 2017
This is what Saina Nehwal replied-
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 7, 2017
Shraddha announced the news of the film in April and this is what she shared-
SAINA NEHWAL – The former World no 1 badminton player. An Indian girl. An inspiration to millions. A youth icon in the truest sense. Her journey to the top has been fascinating & I am honored to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film 'SAINA'. The preparation for this film is going to be very, very challenging. It's probably going to be my most difficult film till date. Wish me luck everyone. 'SAINA' is going to be directed by Amole Gupte & is produced by T series ❤️ @nehwalsaina
According to the sources, Shraddha will be trained by the senior coach of the Prakash Padukone Academy. Shraddha will also be seen next in Haseena: The Queen Of Mumbai, which is a biopic on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar and this will hit the screens on July 14.