With news that the upcoming biopic on badminton player Saina Nehwal could be shelved, latest buzz now suggests that Shraddha Kapoor – who has already been prepping for the film – could be replaced by Deepika Padukone in the project.

SKJ reports that Kapoor was initially the perfect choice to take on the role but with the dismal fate of her last film ‘Haseena Parkar’, it seems the film needs a bigger star. A source revealed, “It needs a heftier star-power. The producers are apparently trying to re-cast the project with Deepika Padukone in the lead. Her father was a badminton champ and she plays the game pretty well herself”.

Padukone will, of course, be seen next in ‘Padmavati’ later this month. Following that she’s signed for Vishal Bhardwaj’s next.

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