It’s the age of biopics in Bollywood currently. Every year, we witness the story of great personalities and even a few controversial ones on the big screen. Moreover, many movies are made on the life and times of sports personalities ranging from cricketers, wrestlers, hockey players, athletes and much more.
Today, a new biopic movie has been announced and it will indeed leave you surprised. Yes, a movie is set to be made on World No. 1 Badminton Champion Saina Nehwal. And can you guess, who will be playing her on the big screen? It’s none other than Shraddha Kapoor.
The movie will be directed by Amole Gupte, who was the creative director of Taare Zameen Par and will be produced by Bhushan Kumar (T-Series).
This will be Shraddha’s second biopic. She will soon be seen in Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena which is based on Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. Her real life brother Siddhanth Kapoor will be playing her reel life brother Dawood in the film.
Shraddha had earlier shared two looks from Haseena, one younger and other the older. Her physical transformation left everyone impressed.
Coming to Saina’s biopic, the film will be titled Saina and the badminton star is elated to have Shraddha play her role in the film.
When Shraddha was asked about the biopic by a leading daily, she said, “Most girls would have played badminton at some point in their lives in school. I feel so lucky to be playing Saina, who is not just among the world’s top badminton players, but also a youth icon. I can’t wait to start prepping for my role.”
While Saina added, “Whoa! That’s news to me… I was aware of the film, yes. But I didn’t know about this casting. It’s great if Shraddha is playing 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 (laughs). A lot of people tell me that we look similar and I think that’s a huge compliment, cos Shraddha is very beautiful.”