The makings of biopics on sports personalities of India is on the high. After the box office success of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (Milkha Singh’s biopic) and critically acclaimed ‘Mary Kom’ and a much-awaited biopic in 2015, MS Dhoni, now the news are also coming the there might be a biopic on India’s badminton sensation Saina Nehwal as well. Saina Nehwal is an Olympic bronze medalist and has won the China Open tournament as well. We all would love to see a biopic on Saina, but do we know whom Saina would love to be in her biopic if it is ever made?
Saina Nehwal said at a function where she launched her own badminton academy in New Delhi that she would love to have a biopic on her. This will help to promote badminton among the youngsters of India, but it should be in line with ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Mary Kom’. She also wished that the daughter of the former All England Champion Prakash Padukone’s actress daughter Deepika Padukone should play her role and Shah Rukh Khan, the big Bollywood actor should pay his coach’s role if her biopic is made.
Saina said that biopics on Milkha Singh and MC Mary Kom has done well in recent times and she too wants a biopic to be made on her to help and promote the game of badminton in India. Shah Rukh Khan is her favorite star so he will have to be part of that movie as a coach may be. But Deepika should be playing the lead role as she knows how to play badminton because of her badminton champion father.
Saina Nehwal also hoped that India could see many badminton players in the future and foreign coaches must train Indian young and aspirant badminton players especially in doubles, this will help them to raise their standards of the game. India still has good badminton coaches but Saina Nehwal sees no harm in bringing foreign coaches to India.
Saina also said that she never runs behind the rankings as she always pays more attention to her performance and results. Saina Nehwal also predicted that India in all possibilities should get at least two gold medals in the Rio Olympics in 2016 as PV Sindhu too is playing well.