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Shraddha Kapoor To Play Badminton Champ Saina Nehwal In Biopic

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Actress Shraddha Kapoor will play badminton champion Saina Nehwal in the biopic directed by Amole Gupte. The announcement was made via Twitter by the actress this afternoon. 

The actress admitted that this film was her most “difficult” one till date. 

The film will chronicle the story of Saina’s rise to become India’s first winner of an Olympic badminton medal, a bronze in London five years ago. She had said of her biopic: “It’s a good thing; youngsters get to see their favourite player’s life.”

Incidentally, when asked who she would like to play her on screen, Saina felt Deepika Padukone would be perfect. “Her father has been a badminton player and I have seen her playing badminton. She used to play really well. She can do justice to the role and I really wish she can do the role,” Saina told PTI early this year. 

Director Amole Gupte emphasised that the biopic “will be different from several other biopics” because of its central figure. “How many times have we encountered either a male or a female Indian get prime ranking in a world sport? … This is the story of a ‘tigress beti‘, ‘princess beti‘ who set the badminton court on fire with her prowess,” Gupte had told IANS.

The film is slated to hit the screens sometime next year. 

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