Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor confirmed on Wednesday that she will play badminton player Saina Nehwal in her biopic.
The Aashiqui 2 actor took to the twitter to confirm that she will essay the star shuttler in the movie titled Saina.
"SAINA NEHWAL - The former World no 1 badminton player. An Indian girl. An inspiration to millions. A youth icon in the truest sense. @NSaina," Shraddha posted.
"Her journey to the top has been fascinating and I am honored to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film 'SAINA' (sic)."
She also said that Saina would be the most difficult character came in her way till the date.
The 30-year-old actr is currently acting in another biopic titled Haseena based on Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar.
"The preparation for this film is going to be very, very challenging. It's probably going to be my most difficult film till date... Wish me luck everyone."
Earlier there were reports doing rounds that Deepika Padukone would play the character of the shuttler as she herself was a state level badminton player.
However it has been proved through Shraddha's post that reports connecting Deepika, famous badminton player Prakash Padukone's daughter, with the project was a mere rumour.
Saina will be directed by Amol Gupte, who has helmed Stanley Ka Dabba and Hawa Hawaai.