Shraddha Kapoor has probably embarked on her toughest and most important role to date, after stepping into Saina Nehwal’s shoes to play the legendary badminton champion on screen, and going by her first look from the film, it looks like neither the actress nor the makers are leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the actress embodies the persona, intensity, and body language of the Indian sporting gem to the T. Shraddha’s metamorphosis as Saina is indeed commendable. Check it our for yourself below:
Saina Nehwal’s 2012 Olympic bronze medal remains a defining moment in Indian sporting history. Her other major accomplishments include clinching the badminton singles Commonwealth Gold for India in 2010, and then again in 2018, where she again played a crucial role in bagging the team gold for our country.
Playing the role of India’s only female badminton player to be ranked World No. 1 has hitherto been a tremendously exciting as well as demanding experience for Shraddha, who has delved deep into the details which make the character come to life, whether that meant daily 6 a.m. badminton sessions to work on the nuances of the game, or consistent physical training to develop the stamina and speed of the ace shuttler.
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series produced Saina Nehwal Biopic went on floors on 22nd September 2018. Starring Shraddha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal, the film is directed by Amole Gupte, who has previously helmed Stanley Ka Dabba and penned the script for Taare Zameen Par.