Parineeti Chopra will now be seen essaying the role of Saina Nehwal after Shraddha Kapoor reportedly backed out of the project.
According to media reports, Shraddha has a packed calendar and due to constant date clashes, the actress is not able to devote her time for the film.
A source informed a leading tabloid:
“Despite everyone’s best efforts to accommodate the Saina biopic, dates were clashing, so it made sense for Shraddha to opt out.
The decision was taken by mutual consent. Meanwhile, Parineeti loved the script and will start prep soon.”
Talking about the film and replacement of Shraddha, Producer Bhushan Kumar said:
“We want to wrap up Saina by this year-end for an early 2020 release, so going ahead with the project is a decision taken by mutual consent.
We are glad Parineeti has come on board for the film.
Saina has made every Indian proud and we can’t wait to take her story to the world in the year of the Olympics.”
The sports drama is helmed by Amol Gupte.
On the work front, Parineeti Chopra too will next be seen in projects like Jabariya Jodi and Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar.
Her next film, Kesari opposite Akshay Kumar is all set to release on March 21, 2019.
Meanwhile, Shraddha will be seen in films like Chhichhore, Street Dancer 3D, Saaho with Prabhas and Baaghi 3 with Tiger Shroff.