The biopic of former world number 1 badminton player Saina Nehwal gets a theatrical release date. Titled "Saina", the biographical sports drama starring Parineeti Chopra as Nehwal will be hitting theaters on March 26th this year.
Saina is directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jairaj, and Rasesh Shah under the banner of T-Series and Front Foot Pictures. The movie also stars Manav Kaul as Pullela Gopichand (former India badminton player), and Paresh Rawal.
Initially, Shraddha Kapoor had signed the film to play Nehwal's role, but she opted out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. The film was earlier set to release in September 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Saina will be based on the life of Saina Nehwal who is the only Indian to have won at least one medal in every BWF major individual event including the Olympics. She has been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhushan by the government of India.