“She was one of the first people I called” Parineeti Chopra opens up about getting tips from cousin Priyanka Chopra for ‘Saina’

Parineeti Chopra in 'saina'

Parineeti Chopra revealed in an interview, getting tips from Priyanka Chopra for her upcoming biopic on ace badminton player, Saina Nehwal, who told her to focus on getting the character’s ‘feel’ right.

Ever since the release of SAINA teaser, Parineeti Chopra has been receiving mixed reviews about her role as Saina Nehwal in the upcoming biopic on badminton champion, Saina Nehwal. Parineeti Chopra, however, agreed that she indeed does not look a lot like the athletic badminton champion. But, getting the body language and posture right was the most important for her, which is also suggested by her cousin, Priyanka Chopra.

Parineeti Chopra reveals getting tips from cousin Priyanka Chopra for ‘Saina’

Speaking to Pinkvilla, Parineeti Chopra revealed that her cousin Priyanka, who starred in the biopic of boxer Mary Kom in 2014, suggested her to focus on getting the character’s ‘feel’ right. She said, “”She was one of the first people I called and I actually spoke to her about the look a lot.”

“Because even she doesn’t look exactly like Mary Kom but she transformed herself and looked like her in the film.” She further added, “She was also of the opinion that ‘don’t do prosthetics, don’t do anything, just mould yourself, mould your body like Saina’s. Get the body language right. So she had a lot of tips.”

Parineeti Chopra recently shared two pictures on her social media handle, one of herself and one of ace Badminton player, Saina Nehwal, with a caption that read, “Thrilled to be able to do THIS as an actor once in my life. 🏸🙏 #SainaXParineeti #Grateful

Have a look at Parineeti Chopra’s Instagram post here:

Saina Nehwal herself has been sharing the updates of her upcoming Biopic starring Parineeti Chopra in the lead role. She had shared a screenshot of Parineeti as younger Saina and wrote, “Wowww … mini saina 😄😄🙌🙌… love the look 👌👌… @parineetichopra ❤️❤️#sainanehwal#sainamovie …. SAINA Movie 🏸🏸”

Have a look at her post here:

About upcoming biopic ‘Saina’

‘Saina’ is an upcoming biopic on the ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. Written and directed by Amole Gupte, ‘Saina’ will be starring Parineeti Chopra portraying the badminton champion. Saina has been produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jayraj, and Rajesh Shah.

Trailer of the upcoming biopic was released on March 8, 2021 and has been receiving mixed reviews from the audience and critics.

Have a look at the trailer in case you haven’t watched it yet:

The film is all set to release on March 26, 2021.

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