Actress Parineeti Chopra has replaced actress Shraddha Kapoor in the biopic on badminton ace Saina Nehwal. On Friday, T-Series head Bhushan Kumar announced Parineeti’s casting in the film but he did not address the reports of Shraddha Kapoor’s exit.
However, trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed that Parineeti has replaced Shraddha Kapoor, who reportedly opted out of the film because of her over-flooded work schedule.
IT’S OFFICIAL… Parineeti Chopra to play renowned badminton player #SainaNehwal… She will start training for the biopic soon… Directed by Amole Gupte… Produced by Bhushan Kumar… Filming will be completed by 2019-end… Early 2020 release.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 15, 2019
Parineeti Chopra, who is awaiting the release of Kesari later this month, re-tweeted Bhushan Kumar’s post and said: “Truly, truly grateful!!!”
Here’s Parineeti Chopra’s post:
Truly, truly grateful!!! Thankyouu ❤️❤️ https://t.co/hJXLgiwO2A
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) March 15, 2019
Shraddha Kapoor, who will next be seen in Saaho (co-starring Prabhas), is currently filming Remo D’Souza’s dance film Street Dancer with Varun Dhawan.
Meanwhile, Parineeti is gearing up for the release of Kesari, based on the Battle of Saragarhi fought between the British Indian army’s Sikh Regiment and Afghan tribesmen in September 1897.