Honored to play Saina Nehwal in my next film: Shraddha

Photo of the Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor.

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen portraying the role of famous badminton player Saina Nehwal in a forthcoming biopic directed by Amole Gupte, said that she is honored to play the role of the star player in the movie.

Shraddha on Wednesday took to Twitter to make the announcement.

“Saina Nehwal — The former World number one badminton player. An Indian girl. An inspiration to millions. A youth icon in the truest sense,” Shraddha tweeted.

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The actress says Nehwal’s “journey to the top has been fascinating”.

“I am honoured to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film ‘Saina’,” she added.

The actress, who is currently promoting her forthcoming film “Half Girlfriend”, says preparing for the film will be very challenging for her.

“The preparation for this film is going to be very, very challenging. It’s probably going to be my most difficult film till date,” she said.

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“‘Saina’ is going to be directed by Amole Gupte and produced by T-Series,” she added.