It’s official. The Shraddha Kapoor-starrer biopic on badminton champion Saina Nehwal is already on the floor. Shraddha, who is playing the main character in the film, has been undergoing rigorous training for her role since last year. In between, there were rumours of her quitting the biopic. However, recently in a Twitter thread, it was confirmed that Amol Gupte’s Saina Nehwal biopic is finally happening.
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Shraddha, who had also paid a visit to Saina’s parents at their residence in Hyderabad last year, told IANS that meeting them was a “really nice” experience. She shared the moment of visiting Saina’s home.
“Saina’s parents gave lots of love to me and they treated me like family when I visited their home, so, it felt really nice to see them here,” IANS quoted the actress as saying.
Earlier, there were speculations that Shraddha truggling to match up to Saina’s style of playing badminton.
Shraddha, who started shooting for the film last week, said, “When Saina’s parents came here to visit us, then it felt like my parents had visited us on the film set.”
The actress added: “I feel very lucky to be part of this film and to be seating along with these respected people.”
Sharing her excitement with her fans on social media, she also put up a picture of Saina and captioned it as: “Saina Nehwal, the former world no 1 badminton player, an Indian girl, an inspiration to millions, a youth icon in the truest sense. Her journey to the top has been fascinating and I am honoured to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film Saina. The preparation for this film is going to be very, very challenging. It’s probably going to be my most difficult film till date. Wish me luck everyone.”
Fans are eagerly waiting for the film to release.