While the actress gears up to portray the badminton star’s role on the big screen, she will be visiting Saina’s home in Hyderabad… this is the first time she will be visiting Saina’s home.
We have seen actors pushing their boundaries while telling life stories of several personalities. And in order to give their best shot, our actors make sure that they get to know the person well, in the recent past while we have seen Ranveer Singh spend 10 days with Kapil Dev. Even Priyanka Chopra Jonas had met Mary Kom while she was essaying the wrestler’s life story on the 70mm and now her cousin Parineeti Chopra is also falling sister’s footsteps for her next, which is a biopic on Sania Nehwal.
We must say that Parineeti has been giving her best shot to step into Saina’s shoes. In the past, there were reports of how Pari was training well and hard to ace her game at badminton. Parineeti has also been taking some tips and dollops of inspiration from the ace badminton star. Though the two have been in touch and interacted regularly, an excited Parineeti says, I want to become Saina. For that I want to go to her house and see how she lives. We have met many times, but this time I want to go to her house, live like her and eat like her for a day. She has promised me that her mom will feed me the exact food that Saina eats. So i am excited to go to her house and live her life for one whole day.
The film is already on floors and Parineeti is deep into prep. The biopic on Saina Nehwal is being directed by Amole Gupte and is being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-series.
Shraddha Kapoor’s first look as Saina Nehwal in Bhushan Kumar produced biopic is revealed. Directed by Amole Gupte, the film went on floors on 22nd September.
Shraddha practising for months including many 6 am training sessions while juggling other commitments says, “I have already clocked 40 classes of badminton in preparation for this biopic. It’s a really tough sport, but I am enjoying myself. To get an insight into the life of a sportsperson is fascinating. Saina’s journey itself is so interesting — right from her misses to her injuries and victories. I can relate to her journey in a big way, because I have gone through similar experiences in a different field. Despite everything, she has not let her focus shift and that’s what’s truly inspiring.”
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Social Worker And theater personality, Jitendra Rai of Matheno Films, ‘Cup of Tea’ has received the official selection and nomination in numerous international film festivals and has already won 20 awards.
This includes the best educational short film award at the “Rishikesh International Film festival” India and “Best Jury Prize” at the “Italy Film Festival”. The film has garnered around 80 million views within 6 months on various social media platforms.
On seeing the positive response his film has received, Jitendra Rai said, “The idea for this film came partially from my own personal experience. I come from a small village in Bihar where education was not easily available. So we had to walk to school for several kilometers and back every day, which made it very difficult. Even now, the quality of education there hasn’t improved very much.”
Jitendra Rai has worked with Amole Gupte as assistant director on ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ & ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ and with Vishal Bhardwaj on ‘Matru Ki Bijalee Ka Mandola’.