Deepika to fill Shraddha’s shoes in Saina Nehwal biopic

There are various reasons why an actor has to be replaced in a movie. But the reason behind the ouster of an actress from a forthcoming film might surprise you all. We are talking Shraddha Kapoor who has, reportedly, been replaced in Saina Nehwal biopic.

According to reports, Shraddha Kapoor could be replaced by none other than Deepika Padukone in the upcoming biopic on ace badminton player, Saina Nehwal.

Initially, rumours swirled that the biopic has hit the deadlock and has been shelved. In actuality, Kapoor is being replaced because despite being trained rigorously by Saina herself, she failed to pick up the game, which was delaying the project.

On the other hand, buzz also has it that the dismal performance of Shraddha’s last few releases like Ok Jaanu, Half Girlfriend and Haseena Parkar led the makers to find her replacement. The makers need a bigger star for the movie.

“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,” reveals a source.

Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone is expected to team up with Vishal Bhardwaj right after the release of her film, Padmavat. The untitled film also features Irrfan Khan.