It’s Official! Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in her Biopic

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It’s Confirmed! Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in her Biopic

 

 

Shraddha Kapoor seems to be on a biopic spree. The actor who is busy with Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai in which she is playing Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar will also play India’s foremost badminton player, Saina Nehwal. The actor has confirmed that she is playing Saina in an upcoming biopic, which will be directed by Amol Gupte.

It’sShraddha Kapoor, who will essay the badminton ace in the biopic, produced by Bhushan Kumar, that will release in 2018. We contacted Shraddha, who confirmed the news. “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,” she said.

Reacting to the news, Saina, who’s in China for the Badminton Asia Championship, said, “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.”

Speaking to the daily, Saina said it was news to her. “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. 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.”

The badminton ace is in China for the Badminton Asia Championship. The biopic will be produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and will release in 2018.

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