While Parineeti Chopra gears up to portray the role of the badminton star Saina Nehwal on the big screen, the versatile actress has recently visited the sports legend's home in Hyderabad for the first time! Praising the actress and her determination to pull off a challenging role like this, Saina was quoted as saying, "Playing a sportsperson on screen must be very challenging. I know how tough it must be for her to imitate my style on the court. I just wanted to tell her that I'm with her wherever she needs me. Today, Parineeti knows the lifts, serves and certain shots. She has come a long way in a few months. It will be an emotional moment to see my life unfurl on the big screen."
"Releasing my biopic around the Olympics will pose a challenge for me. But it will be different from a lot of sports films. In the middle of my ups and downs, a lot has happened and it makes for great content. It must be tough for Parineeti to make it look like she has been playing for 20 years. I've been seeing her practice videos where she is trying to get her shots right. Parineeti is what the film needed. She is the perfect choice to play me on screen," Saina adds.
Not to mention the method actress stayed at Ram Sheth Thakur International Sports Complex in Mumbai to prep and shoot for her character for the first time. The film is already on floors and Parineeti is deep in prep.