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Parineeti Chopra Takes Place Of Shraddha Kapoor In Badminton Star Saina Nehwal's Biopic

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| March 15 , 2019 , 15:55 IST

Shraddha Kapoor, who had been roped in to play Saina Nehwal in the ace badminton star’s biopic in Bollywood, has dropped out of the project owing to her hectic schedule and was replaced by Parineeti Chopra. The news was confirmed by Bhushan Kumar, producer of the biopic, on Friday.

He said the film’s team can’t wait to bring the story of the ace female shuttler in front of the audience and therefore, the decision of having Parineeti on board. Shraddha hasn’t officially announced anything on the same yet.

Shraddha had shot for the film for a few scenes in September 2018, but she was soon diagnosed with dengue and the shooting had come to a stall. The film, being directed by Amol Gupte, was supposed to go on floors again in April but now the latest reports suggest that it’s Parineeti who will essay the role.

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There were reports of Shraddha having taken up badminton classes to improve her badminton skills and look the part. Apart from that, the first look of Shraddha Kapoor as Saina was released earlier this year. Kapoor apparently had spent a lot of time with Nehwal to get her mannerisms and attitude right.

Makers aim to release the film by 2020 and the Kesari actress has given them all the required dates for the same. Parineeti is working hard currently, get into the skin of her character and the most strenuous portion of this prep is the badminton training.