In a country that idolizes the sport of cricket, Saina Nehwal’s inspirational badminton story takes over as a big-screen biopic, directed by Amole Gupte with Parineeti Chopra in the lead role. But before the actress got on board, Shraddha Kapoor had started training for Saina. But, due to the conflicting dates, it was said that she had to quit the project.
Director Amole Gupte spoke with Bollywood Hungama and revealed the real reason she had to leave the movie. Speaking in Hindi, he said the passage from Shraddha Kapoor to Parineeti Chopra was quite cordial. “Maybe because I didn’t talk about it, people must have sensed that there was a conflict behind the scenes. Lucky for me, that didn’t happen.”
He said, “Shraddha was in full preparation, that’s why we started shooting. She trained hard to become Saina and was doing a good job. But she got dengue and became fragile after going through a months in bed. She kept asking me if she could try to come back, and we kept pushing. But one day she admitted that she felt too weak. “
He admitted that getting ready for the movie and playing the role of a badminton player required a lot of practice – almost 12 hours. “Here you are supposed to play badminton for 12 hours. It was decided that Shraddha Kapoor would shoot Chhichhore then start Saina. After finishing the film, Gupte said producer Bhushan Kumar asked him to allow Shraddha Kapoor to shoot. 3d street dancer since he had no heroin. He revealed, “And he brought Parineeti for me. Everything was happy happy. Parineeti happy, Shraddha happy, Bhushan Kumar happy, and I am also very happy. At least the movie was not stopped. The movie is like my child, nothing should happen to the child, it only took five years to happen. We are happy parents. “
Saina produced by Sujay Jairaj & Rasesh Shah in the T series ‘Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar & Front Foot Pictures’ is released on March 26, 2021.
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