Shraddha Kapoor’s next, a biopic based on ace badminton player, Saina Nehwal has seen the test of time ever since its inception. First, it was due to a delay in Kapoor getting into the integrities of a badminton player, and then the film got delayed due to the many injuries she faced while training. And if our sources are to be believed, the film will be postponed further.
As until now, the makers of the Saina Nehwal biopic, tentatively titled Saina, were aiming for a release in the latter half of 2019, but since many big films are releasing in those six months and the slots are almost full, the producers don’t want to pick any random date and bear the aftermath of competition. “The makers are trying to work out an apt release date in the second half of the year which is already very packed. Honestly, there is no good date when the film can be released this year and the makers may need to look for a release date in 2020 if they want a long rally for the film. There are only 52 weeks in a year and 26 in the second half. Big films like Kabir Singh, Good News, Bharat, Batla House, Mission Mangal, Made In China, Chhichhore, Marjaavan, Housefull 4, Taanaji and Panipat apart from a Hrithik Roshan film for YRF and a Remo D’Souza film for T-Series are also on the anvil,” a source reveals.
Talking about Shraddha Kapoor being the choice to play Nehwal and the idea of her being replaced, the source added, “It was all about the grip of the shuttle to the moves that she made in the court. Everyone has a different way of moving. That also had to change for Shraddha to move like Saina. Then she was injured a couple of times. The makers were a bit unsure about Shraddha then, but when she showed a marked improvement, she was on and the film went on the floors in September with the talkie portions of the film.”
Well, we hope Kapoor and her team see the light of the day soon enough!
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