In an interview, Shradhha said, "Most girls have played badminton at some point in their lives in school. I feel so lucky to be playing Saina, who has not just been the world's no. 1 badminton player, but is also a youth icon. I can't wait to start prepping for my role.”
Saina in response to this was quoted, according to Firstpost:
"Shraddha is a very talented actress and very hardworking. I am sure she will do justice to the role. The best part is, she is a good friend as well. So it will be easier to teach her some badminton skills!. A lot of people did tell me that we do look similar and I think that's a huge compliment, because Shraddha is very good looking."
Amole Gupte has said that the Saina biopic will be very different from previous films in the category simply because of its central figure.
Director Amole Gupte calls the biopic as that would trace "Saina's pulsating journey to the top of the sports pyramid" in a statement. The Saina Nehwal biopic is slated for a 2018 release.
Shraddha to play Saina Nehwal in a biopic on the badminton star