Shraddha Kapoor will be playing the lead role in Saina Nehwal’s Biopic “SAINA”
From the last two years there have been many biopics that have been made in Bollywood, more prominently in the field of sports, like ‘M.S Dhoni – The Untold Story’ based on the life of famous Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, based on the life of the legendary athlete Milkha Singh, ‘Azhar’ based on the life of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin and the most awaited sports biopic of all times ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’ that is going to release on 26th May 2017.
There is a new addition to this list of sports biopics, and this one will be based on the life of famous badminton player Saina Nehwal, the former world number 1 badminton player. Famous Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, popularly known for her role in the film ‘Aashiqui 2’, is roped in to play the lead role, she will be seen portraying the life of Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic based on her life. The biopic has been titled “Saina”, and Shraddha Kapoor has herself confirmed the news about her involvement in the project on her Twitter account. Here’s what she tweeted:
“Her journey to the top has been fascinating & I am honored to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film ‘SAINA’.”
Her journey to the top has been fascinating & I am honored to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film ‘SAINA’.
— RIYA SOMANI (@ShraddhaKapoor) April 26, 2017
Shraddha considers this film as the most difficult film of her career. This movie will showcase Saina Nehwal’s journey from being a simple badminton player to becoming the first Indian to win a bronze medal at the Olympics and the Number 1 badminton player in the world.
‘SAINA’ will be directed by Amol Gupte, who has directed many critically acclaimed movies like Taare Zameen Par, Stanley Ka Dabba and many others. The director feels that this movie is different from other sports biopics and will certainly inspire a lot of girls around the nation. He said that the biopic would trace “Saina’s pulsating journey to the top of the sports pyramid”.
The movie will be produced by Bhushan Kumar, the head of T-series and will be released in 2018.
Sania Nehwal had earlier made a wish that Deepika Padukone portrays her character on-screen, because she had played with her several times and feels that Deepika is the only actress who can do justice to the role. Besides these, Deepika is the daughter of the famous badminton player Prakash Padukone but anyway, finally it is Shraddha who has endorsed the role.
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