Shraddha Kapoor walks out of Saina Nehwal’s biopic; Parineeti Chopra steps in
Shraddha Kapoor walks out of Saina Nehwal’s biopic over scheduling conflicts; Parineeti Chopra steps in
Shraddha Kapoor is one of those actresses in Bollywood who has come a long way in the industry. Unfortunately, after months of training in badminton, Shraddha Kapoor has now walked out of the Saina Nehwal biopic due to scheduling conflicts. The actress has been replaced by Parineeti Chopra.
It is to be noted that in September last year, Shraddha had even started shooting for the film after undergoing training. But, the actress was soon laid down with dengue and was advised bed rest by the doctors. And now, she is busy with the shooting of ‘Saaho’ and ‘Street Dancer 3D’. The actress was supposed to resume work on the film this April but now the Bhushan Kumar Production has decided to go ahead with Parineeti Chopra.
Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying, “Despite everyone’s best efforts to accommodate the Saina biopic, dates were clashing, so it made sense for Shraddha to opt out. The decision was taken by mutual consent. Meanwhile, Parineeti loved the script and will start prep soon.”
Also, producer Bhushan Kumar confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror saying, “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.”
In the meantime, Parineeti Chopra said, “It’s a part of my personality, but as an actress, one that I have not explored so far. 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.”