New Delhi: Parineeti Chopra starrer Saina is finally released in theatres on March 26. It is a biopic on ace Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal, the film is directed by Amol Gupte. Saina shows the highs and lows of the athlete and her journey of becoming the world no. 1 badminton player. On the release day of Saina, Parineeti is being praised by her fans on social media for her portrayal of the sports legend. People who have watched the film are lauding the actress for her effortless performance as a badminton player.
Impressed by Parineeti, actress Raveena Tandon took to Twitter and shared, “Just had the pleasure of seeing #saina !What a fantastically made movie ! Fantastic performances by lil Saina- played by a real junior champion #naishakaurbatwe , and ofcourse @ParineetiChopra you did us proud! Effortlessly played! @NSaina a must watch for our children!”
Filmmaker Mubina Rattonsey wrote, “Congratulations, team #SAINA! Brilliantly directed by my dear friend #AmoleGupte, @ParineetiChopra gives a stellar performance..I’m so proud of you, Tishu! @NSaina, you inspire me..thank you for your immense contribution to the nation and the sport. Much love @deepabhatia11 (sic).
Earlier, Shraddha Kapoor was supposed to essay the role of Saina Nehwal, however, later she was dropped, and Parineeti was offered the film. In a statement, makers said, “Due to circumstances beyond her control, the actress kept giving other films priority over the national badminton champion’s biopic, so the makers have decided to go ahead with Chopra.” Apart from Parineeti, the film also stars Manav Kaul as Pullela Gopichand (Coach), and Eshan Naqvi as Parupalli Kashyap (husband). The film is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar under the banner T-Series.