Parineeti Chopra preps for Saina Nehwal biopic by binging on her badminton videos


Parineeti Chopra, who was seen in the recently released Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari, has begun prepping for her next role as Saina Nehwal in the latter’s untitled biopic.

The actor has been devoting two hours daily to watch match footage and public appearance videos of Saina Nehwal to get into the zone of the ace badminton player.
In order to get Nehwal’s mannerisms and body language right, and to learn how she conducts herself off court, Parineeti has been focusing on learning as much as she can through available video footage.

In a statement, the Ishaqzaade actor said, “I am a visual learner.The most important advice that I got from my entire training team, Amole Gupte sir and everybody was that I must watch Saina’s matches. I haven’t watched that many badminton matches and I really want to play exactly the way she plays.”

“So, watching her matches how she drops her foot, how she uses her hand, how she uses her racket, her aggression on the court that is something that I really want to imbibe as a part of my personality. So, I have to watch all her matches and videos,” she added.

The actor had recently posted a picture of herself on the badminton court as she rested post a practice session.

Apart from the biopic, she will also be seen in Jabariya Jodi with Sidharth Malhotra and in Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, alongside Arjun Kapoor.

Directed by Amole Gupta and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Divya Khosla Kumar, the biopic is set to release next year, reports The Statesman.

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