Parineeti Chopra has replaced Shraddha Kapoor in the upcoming film based on the life of ace shuttler Saina Nehwal.
After undergoing intensive training in badminton for months, Shraddha has reportedly opted out of the biopic due to scheduling conflicts.
Indian film critic and trade analyst put an end to all the speculations doing the rounds by confirming the same.
He wrote, “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.”
According to Taran, Parineeti is going to start training for the biopic soon and the filming will be completed by the end of this year.
Bhushan Kumar, who is bankrolling the film, also made an official announcement through Twitter, welcoming Parineeti aboard.
Shraddha had begun shooting for the film in September, last year. However, the filming was halted soon after she was diagnosed with dengue.
The first look of the film was revealed last year in which Shraddha was seen as Saina and aced the look of the renowned player. She had been training with the shuttler herself.
The biopic is being directed by Amole Gupte and is expected to release in 2020.
Meanwhile, Shraddha is currently gearing up for her action thriller ‘Saaho’, which hits the theatres in August this year. She has also been roped in for ‘Baaghi 3’ alongside Tiger Shroff. She has two other movies in her kitty including ‘Chhichhore’ and ‘Street Dancer’.
On the other hand, Parineeti is gearing up for the release of ‘Kesari’, which also stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role.
The actor will also be seen in ‘Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar’ opposite Arjun Kapoor and ‘Jabariya Jodi’ alongside her ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ co-star Sidharth Malhotra.