Actress Parineeti Chopra-starrer Saina Nehwal biopic which is titled ‘Saina’ will release in theatres on March 26, the makers announced Tuesday. Titled “Saina”, the film has been directed by Amol Gupte, who has helmed acclaimed movies such as “Stanley Ka Dabba” and “Hawa Hawaai”. T-Series, headed by Bhushan Kumar, has produced “Saina”.
“Presenting the inspiring story of one of India’s greatest athletes, #Saina. In cinemas on 26th March,” the tweet on T-Series official Twitter page.
After Parineeti Chopra’s upcoming sports biopic Saina’s poster was released, several Twitter users claimed that the badminton serve shown in the poster is incorrect. “Badminton ka serve neeche se hota hai (A badminton serve is performed underhand). A tennis fan must have made the poster,” one person wrote on Twitter, accumulating nearly 5000 ‘likes’. “Serena williams pe nai hai biopic poster banane wale chacha (This isn’t a Serena Williams biopic)…” wrote another.
“Is it Sania Mirza biopic Or Saina Nehwal’s?” asked another Twitter user, adding a laughter emoji. “Looks like fan of #Sania made the poster for #Saina,” commented another, also making a reference to tennis player Sania Mirza. The Saina-Sania joke seemed to be quite popular. “Which badminton player in the world serves like this! Looks like they mixed up the Saina & Sania biopic themes!!” noted another Twitter user.
Chopra, whose “The Girl on The Train” released last week on Netflix, shot for “Saina” in 2019.
“Saina” was earlier supposed to be headlined by Shraddha Kapoor, who exited the project due to scheduling issues.
This will be Chopra’s second theatrical release for March, after Dibakar Banerjee’s “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar”. Also starring Arjun Kapoor, the film is scheduled to open on March 19.
In an recent interview , she’d spoken about the responsibility of playing lead roles. “Of course, there is a lot of pressure because it is a huge responsibility. But I think I don’t want to think about that aspect yet, because then, it will put a lot of pressure on my mind may affect my performance. And like I said, I never want to underperform. So, it’s about remaining in a positive frame of mind. I will concentrate on my duties as an actor, and do my best and hope that the audience appreciates what I do,” she’d said.