Saina Biopic: Parineeti Chopra Slips Into The Skin Of Her Character

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Parineeti Chopra as Saina: Parineeti Chopra shared a glimpse of her complete transformed into badminton player Saina Nehwal today. In her latest Instagram post, Chopra shared a picture collage in which she looks almost exactly like the champion shuttler.

The picture shows Nehwal on one side, sitting and looking sideways, wearing a lavender T-shirt and black shorts. Copying her look, on another side, Chopra sitting in the exact pose, looking like a spitting image of the athlete in the picture collage. Sharing the photo, Parineeti Chopra wrote, “Thrilled to be able to do THIS as an actor once in my life. #SainaXParineeti #Grateful (sic).”

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Taking to social media on Wednesday, Chopra wished Nehwal on her birthday and wrote, “My champion, and my muse! Trying to become you for the last 2 years was my biggest honour … Happy bdayyy SAINA! Hope we make you proud with your story.” Check How Did Parineeti Chopra Transform Into Saina – In Pictures

“Playing badminton was probably a secondary thing. I first had to get into the mind and physicality of being an athlete. We did a lot of training for agility, performance, strength, speed. You have to get serious skills to play an Olympian,” Chopra had earlier said in a behind-the-scenes (BTS) video showing the transformation.

Nehwal has many honours to her name- winning two Commonwealth Games gold medals for her country, representing India three times in the Olympics and winning a bronze medal in her second appearance. Her London Olympic bronze medal is a gamechanger for Indian badminton. Read more on her achievements here. Saina is set to release in theatres on March 26.

Feature Image Credit: Parineeti Chopra/Instagram

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