Shraddha Kapoor in Saina Nehwal’s biopic; Here’s the first look!
Bollywood’s love for biopics continue as yet another famous sportsperson is getting one. After Mary Kom, Milkha Singh, MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin, a biopic is now being made on badminton ace, Saina Nehwal. Sharddha Kapoor is playing the shuttler’s role in the movie directed by Amol Gupte. The movie has been titled as ‘Saina’ and its first look was unveiled today in social medias.
For the last few months, Shraddha Kapoor had been training hard for her role under Indian Badminton team coach Pullela Gopichand. Saina is the only Indian female badminton player to be ranked as World No 1. Her 2012 Olympic bronze medal win remains a defining moment in Indian sporting history. She has also won the badminton singles Commonwealth Gold for the country in 2010, and then again in 2018.
Earlier, Shraddha had expressed her happiness in being part of Saina’s biopic. She is quoted saying, “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’ve already clocked 40 classes of badminton in preparation for this biopic. It’s a really tough sport, but I am enjoying myself.”
Saina is also delighted about Shraddha playing her character in the biopic.
“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.”
Bhushan Kumar of T-series is producing this movie, which went on floors on September 22.