The upcoming film ‘Saina’, directed by Amole Gupte, traces the journey of Indian badminton champion Saina Nehwal, who inspired billions of people around the world with her never-to-give-up attitude. Wearing the doyen of the Indian badminton hat was a huge challenge for Parineeti Chopra, who heads the film. However, with the best team at her disposal, Parineeti managed not only to act like Saina, but also to look like Saina in the biographical sports drama.
A current still from the film with Parineeti Chopra in and as “Saina” really captures Saina Nehwal’s intensity on the square. The actress bears an uncanny resemblance to the badminton champion, from the shirt and sports shorts look to every single accessory.
In addition to training badminton with sports coaches and experts, Parineeti also learned Saina’s body language and worked closely with her team to look just like the icon of the sport. Parineeti’s stylist and her hair and makeup artist studied Saina Nehwals’ every look on and off the pitch to ensure that no stone was left unturned as Parineeti Chopra was transformed into a badminton Olympic champion.
Check out how actress Saina Nehwal looks in the film –
Saina, produced by Sujay Jairaj & Rasesh Shah from the T-series ‘Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar & Front Foot Pictures’ is out on March 26, 2021.