Parineeti Chopra is leaving no stone unturned to learn badminton for her upcoming film where she will be essaying the role of ace shuttler Saina Nehwal. The 30-year-old actress was snapped by the photographers practicing rigorously to get into the character and learn the art of playing the game. All Pics/Yogen Shah
For her badminton session, the actress sported a checkered t-shirt, black leggings which she teamed up with regular black sports shoes.
The actress has been trying hard to don the hat of Olympic bronze medalist. On playing Saina Nehwal, Parineeti says, "I was dying to do a sports-based film. It's a part of my personality as an actor that I have never explored, and I am so happy that I get to portray a strong and powerful girl like Saina! She has put our country on the world map and I excited to put in all the training and hard work that comes with learning the game of Badminton and portraying Saina on screen."
The actress will be learning how to play Badminton for four months, following which she will start shooting. "I want to play exactly the way she does. [I make a note of] how she drops her foot, how she uses her racquet and her aggression on the court. I have to imbibe these traits into my personality", she said.
Pari has also started utilising the time to research on Saina. She devotes two hours every day to watch her matches, interview clips and public appearance videos. Earlier, Shraddha Kapoor was to play the lead role in the biopic and had even started shooting for it, but she quit the project due to scheduling conflicts post her diagnoses with dengue. The biopic is being directed by Amole Gupte and is expected to release in 2020.
Parineeti will also be seen next in Bhuj: The Pride Of India, Jabariya Jodi, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and the Hindi remake of The Girl On The Train.
Parineeti Chopra was spotted practising a sport for her next film, Saina Nehwal biopic. We have pictures
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