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Parineeti Chopra to stay in a stadium for a week for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Parineeti Chopra goes the extra mile for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Actors going the extra mile to get into their on-screen characters has become a norm. Months before they start shooting for the film, they get into each and every element of their character’s life, be it look, language, mannerisms, body language, etc. Similarly, Parineeti Chopra too believes in pushing the envelope for her roles.

The versatile actress, who will be seen portraying India’s ace shuttler, Saina Nehwal, in her biopic, which is being helmed by Amole Gupte. She has left no stone unturned in making her character of the badminton legend appear more interesting and relatable on screen.

In doing so, Parineeti will be staying on the premises of Ram Sheth Thakur International Sports Complex based in Mumbai for a week to prep and shoot for her character. Yes, you read it right! The actress shared the news with her fans on social media and mentioned how excited she is to stay at a stadium for the first time.

Parineeti has been giving her best shot at stepping into Saina’s shoes, from prepping rigorously and learning to play badminton, to actually meeting the family of the sports icon.

A Source close to development says “Parineeti has been seen taking an early morning run around the stadium regularly and also playing badminton at the Ramsheth Thakur International Sports Complex later at night, even whilst shooting through the day”.

Director Amole Gupte adds,”Shooting and working out has gone hand in hand for Parineeti throughout the film’s schedule. Badminton sessions, gym sessions and runs in the stadium. The academy is austere and simple and I feel excited and proud to see Parineeti adapt to this sportsman’s life with dedication and commitment”.

The film is already on floors and Parineeti is deep into the prep. The biopic on Saina Nehwal is being directed by Amole Gupte, and being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series.

Makers of Saina Nehwal biopic celebrate Parineeti Chopra’s birthday!

Parineeti Chopra, who will be seen portraying the challenging role of India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal in her next, was taken in for a pleasant surprise on the sets today. As the talented actress had a working birthday today, the makers of the untitled biopic decided on small celebration on the sets. Director Amole Gupte along with the rest of the cast and crew called for a cake for the birthday girl who couldn’t thank the team enough for the sweet surprise!


he versatile actress who has started shooting for the movie recently is also rigourously training to play badminton for several months now to make her role of the real life sports champion appear interesting and relatable on the big screen.

The biopic of Saina Nehwal starring Parineeti Chopra, directed by Amole Gupte is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar (T-Series).

Parineeti Chopra’s power play for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Parineeti Chopra, who will be seen portraying the challenging role of India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal in her biopic being helmed by Amole Gupte, has been leaving no stone unturned to make her character of the badminton legend appear more interesting and relatable on screen.

Needless to say, the commited actor went out of her comfort zone and started sweating out everyday at the badminton court by practicing the sport for long hours to get her on-screen act right.

Parineeti, who started shooting for Bhushan Kumar’s production this month, is also practicing Badminton simultaneously. The makers have planned the schedule of the movie in such a way that the actress gets time for practice. Sources suggest that Parineeti gets few days off in between so that she can play badminton and keep her game up.

Amole says, “Yes, we’ve planned our schedule in a way that Parineeti has adequate time to practise regularly. It is tough but she is giving it her all. There is some time before we shoot the matches. She will continue practicing till then. As a filmmaker, it is my job to ensure that she has enough time to train so she can perform to her optimum.”

Producer Bhushan Kumar informs, “Parineeti wants to ensure that she is fully prepared for the badminton portions and the schedule has been planned accordingly. As a producer, I understand that the actress wants to be at her best because she is portraying a real life champion and wants to do justice to both, Sania’s achievements and the sport.”

Interestingly, Parineeti who has been prepping to play the Olympian for six months now has worked very closely with her coach Eshan Naqvi and traveled with him to London during the shooting of the film.