Bollywood Actress Shraddha Kapoor has been replaced by Parineeti Chopra for the upcoming biopic on ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. The film directed by Amole Gupte was halted earlier in September as Shraddha was diagnosed with dengue after which she stopped her shooting for the film. Shraddha who joined the film in September had shared a picture with top-notch shuttler Saina on social media, confirming that she would play her role in the biopic. The actress also visited Saina’s home and had lunch with her parents.
Later on, Shraddha had to quit the project as she was unable to give enough time in between her busy shooting schedule for other films. Currently, she is shooting for Chhichhore with Sushant Singh Rajput and a few weeks back she completed her shooting for Street Dancer 3D with Varun Dhawan in London. Her film with Prabhas, Saaho will release in August 2019 and she will next shoot for Baaghi 3 with Tiger Shroff in few months.
IT’S OFFICIAL… Parineeti Chopra to play renowned badminton player #SainaNehwal… She will start training for the biopic soon… Directed by Amole Gupte… Produced by Bhushan Kumar… Filming will be completed by 2019-end… Early 2020 release.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 15, 2019
After the exit of Shraddha Kapoor, producer of the film and owner of T-series had signed Parineeti Chopra for Saina’s role. “We want to wrap up Saina by this year-end for an early 2020 release, so going ahead with the project is a decision taken by mutual consent. We are glad Parineeti has come on board for the film. Saina has made every Indian proud and we can’t wait to take her story to the world in the year of the Olympics,” said Bhushan Kumar.
Delighted to welcome @ParineetiChopra on board for the Saina Nehwal biopic!
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) March 15, 2019
Parineeti Chopra is thrilled to join the star cast of the film and on her entry in the film she said, “I’m delighted to get an opportunity to portray a strong and powerful girl like Saina who put our country on the world map. I am excited to put in all the training and hard work that comes with learning the game and portraying Saina on screen”.
The Badminton Champion is currently suffering from “acute gastroenteritis” with mild pancreatitis and has been advised hospitalisation after medical checkup.