Shraddha Kapoor starts training for Saina Nehwal biopic
Of late Bollywood has seen a lot of biopics, most of them on sporting icons. Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Azhar and even Dangal was inspired by real life sportspersons. Now, works for another sports based biopic has started.
Shraddha Kapoor is playing the lead in the biopic based on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal’s life. The actress was recently seen training with Saina and national coach Pullela Gopichand.
Saina recently took to social media to upload an image where she along with Gopichand, are seen posing for a picture after training Shraddha for the movie.
Saina Nehwal’s Twitter post reads,
“Today’s badminton practice session … Gopi sir , @ShraddhaKapoor and me 👍👍#Biopic”
Earlier Shraddha 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 can’t wait to start prepping for my role.”
Saina also expressed her excitement in 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.”
The movie titled as Saina is to be directed by Gupte. Bhushan Kumar of T-series is producing this movie. Shooting for the biopic is expected to kick-start by the end of 2017.