Shraddha Kapoor, who had been training for the movie, dropped out owing to her hectic schedule.

Saina Nehwal biopic Parineeti Chopra replaces Shraddha Kapoor as badminton star
Flix Cinema Friday, March 15, 2019 - 11:16

Shraddha Kapoor, who had been roped in to play Saina Nehwal in the ace badminton star’s biopic in Bollywood, has reportedly dropped out of the project owning to her hectic schedule. The actor had begun training and the movie was set for an early 2020 release.

Replacing Shraddha in the biopic will be actor Parineeti Chopra.

Confirming the news to India Today, Bhushan Kumar, producer of the biopic, said, “We want to wrap up Saina by this year-end for an early 2020 release, so going ahead with the project is a decision taken by mutual consent. We are glad Parineeti has come on board for the film. Saina has made every Indian proud and we can’t wait to take her story to the world in the year of the Olympics."

Shraddha Kapoor had begun training for her role from September last year with her coach and later her co-star Eshan Naqvi. But a few days into the shoot, the actor was diagnosed with dengue fever and the shooting was supposed to resume from April 2019.

Shraddha is currently busy filming for her campus drama Chhichhore and has also kicked off shooting for Street Dancer 3D. She also has Baaghi 3 in the offing and her Telugu debut Saaho, along with Prabhas, will be hitting the marquee in August.

Apart from her own coach, Shraddha was also receiving training from the badminton star herself. "Saina is so prompt and helpful always. I shared a video of me practicing badminton and she gave me her feedback. She is such an inspirational person," the actor had told PTI in an interview last year.

Parineeti Chopra, who is replacing Shraddha, also has a number of releases scheduled in Bollywood. She has acted in Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar with Arjun Kapoor and will soon be seen in Akshay Kumar’s film Kesari. Parineeti is also starring with Sidharth Malhotra in yet another romantic comedy titled Jabariya Jodi.

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