Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday, September 22, started filming for the untitled venture based on the life of Indian badminton champion Saina Nehwal. The actress who is all set to play the role of Nehwal in the biopic posed for the muharat clap pictures of the film. The pictures released from the first day of the shoot features the actress in a white shirt and peach- coloured pants as she posed with the clapboard along with the makers of the film.
The Saina Nehwal biopic will be helmed by 'Taare Zameen Par' director Amole Gupte and will be produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner of T-series. Film critic and Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to confirm the news. Unveiling the pictures from the first-day shoot, he tweeted, "IT'S OFFICIAL... Shraddha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal... #SainaNehwalBiopic starts filming from 22 Sept 2018... Directed by Amole Gupte... Produced by Bhushan Kumar. "
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Referring to her role as the badminton star, Shraddha Kapoor reportedly said that she is really excited for the film. She identified Sania as a champion and a youth icon and stated that it will be a challenging role for an actor as it requires an immense amount of transformation. The 'Half Girlfriend' star seems to be on cloud nine at the moment as her latest release 'Stree' recorded huge success at the box office and has been highly lauded by the audience and critics. Helmed by Amar Kaushik, the film is a horror comedy that tells the story of a witch that abducts men from a village.
Beside Shraddha, the film also stared Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana, and Abhishek Banerjee. Jointly produced by Dinesh Vijan, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.under the banner of Maddock Films in association with D2RFilms, the film released on August 31, 2018.
Meanwhile, her other venture 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu', which released on September 21, also stars Shahid Kapoor. Shraddha has also been roped in for Sujeeth's sci-fi film 'Sahoo' which also stars Prabhas, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Evelyn Sharma. Produced by UV Creations and T-Series, the film is reportedly the second most expensive Indian film made to date. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 31, 2019.
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