Parineeti Chopra: Playing Saina Nehwal on big screen was fulfilling

IANS
New Delhi Published: Jul 23, 2021, 07:43 AM(IST)

Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal Photograph:( Twitter )

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Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal's biopic 'Saina' featuring Parineeti Chopra received mix response from masses as well as critics when it released in theatres earlier this year in theatres.

Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal's biopic 'Saina' featuring Parineeti Chopra received mix response from masses as well as critics when it released in theatres earlier this year in theatres. Now, the film is gearing up for a television premiere, and Parineeti couldn't be happier. 

Parineeti said watching the movie on TV would be a fulfilling experience. Speaking to a media outlet, Parineeti recalled the days she had trained for the film. 

While sharing her experience, Parineeti said, "`Saina` has inspired millions and it was extremely fulfilling to play her on screen. It took blood and sweat to transform myself. I vividly remember spending my days as an athlete and even crying out of pain on the court. But it was all worth it. Saina Nehwal was my initial guiding force. Priyanka Chopra even gave me pointers on how to mould myself for the role, since she played a sports character in the past."

Meanwhile Saina Nehwal said it was surreal to see her own life on screen. She was delighted looking at Amole Gupte`s creative vision, Parineeti and child actor Naishaa`s portrayal of her character.

"This experience of re-watching my journey has made me realise that sure, hard work and talent is what drives you to live your dreams, but one of the most important aspects is the support system. I am indebted to my parents, my husband and coaches as without them, my life wouldn`t be the same. They constantly motivated me and pushed me to chase my dreams, and that`s what kept me going on the most difficult days. I can only hope that my story will positively motivate young dreamers to go all out in the pursuit of their dreams," said Saina.

Directed by Amole Gupte, the movie featured the brilliant Parineeti Chopra donning the role of Saina along with the remarkable Manav Kaul, Meghana Malik and Eshan Naqvi in pivotal roles. The film will premiere on July 25 on Zee Cinema.

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