Parineeti Chopra recently injured her shoulder while training to play badminton champ Saina Nehwal in the sportsperson’s upcoming biopic. “I’ve injured myself training for badminton. I am resting and recuperating,” she informs.
In the coming weeks, the practice and rehearsals to play Saina are going to be rigorous. According to sources, there will be no body doubles to play the game for Parineeti.
“Parineeti will do all the badminton scenes herself, no duplicates. Director Amole Gupte wants the game to look authentic. Parineeti must look convincing on the badminton court or the film will fall flat,” says a source.
One of the main reasons why Shradha Kapoor had to bow out was her inability to look authentic as a seasoned badminton player. A source says Parineeti will also observe Saina playing in the badminton court, “to get a hang of the game… the whole problem with Shraddha’s presence in the biopic was that she didn’t want to devote enough time to prepare to play Saina Nehwal.”