Surprise surprise! You can get over the resemblance between Saina Nehwal and Shraddha Kapoor as was evident in the first look of the ace shuttler’s biopic as the latter is no longer a part of the movie. Parineeti Chopra has stepped into the ‘Aashiqui 2’ actress’ shoes.
The news was confirmed by the makers on Friday; T-Series tweeted, “.@ParineetiChopra to play #SainaNehwal in @itsBhushanKumar’s @TSeries-produced biopic directed by #AmoleGupte. @NSaina @deepabhatia11 @sujay_jairaj.”
It was a close to two-year journey for Shraddha on the film after reports of her starring in the movie were confirmed in April 2017. Amid multiple films of hers releasing after that, like 'Half Girlfriend', ‘Haseena Parkar’, ‘Stree’, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ and work for ‘Saaho’, the actress had done intense preparation for the film, from being snapped after her badminton sessions to interactions with the Olympics bronze medallist herself at her home in Hyderabad.
There were a number of controversies associated with the movie. Several reports claimed Shraddha struggled to look convincing for the role, the director was upset with her for giving not enough time for the film amid her multiple ventures and even that the movie got stalled or shelved. However, the director and the producers had either denied them or not reacted to them at all.
With Parineeti now joining the team, we hope the movie has a hassle-free journey to ‘Game, Set, Match.’