Saina Nehwal’s biopic gets a lead actress, but it’s not who you’re thinking it is


Saina Nehwal’s biopic gets a lead actress, but it’s not who you’re thinking it is

Come again?

By Hasina Khatib  April 26th, 2017

When it comes to biopics made on sport stars, the spot for the lead role is fair game. While Priyanka Chopra lands the Mary Koms, newbie Fatima Sana Shaikh was just as efficient at bringing Geeta Phogat to life in last year’s blockbuster, Dangal. In the wide, wide world of actresses capable of doing justice to badminton champion Saina Nehwal’s biopic, the makers went shopping and came back with… Shraddha Kapoor.

The Half Girlfriend star took to Twitter to share her elation on landing the role that Deepika Padukone was popularly expected to take up. 

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Think Shraddha will be able to switch from sunny romcoms to a gritty sports biopic? Or would you rather just plug in a replay of the 2012 Olympics set where Saina pocketed a bronze medal? Sound off in the comments box below.