Shraddha Kapoor is on a roll right now! The actress has been in buzz continuously and for all the right reasons! While her May 2017 release Half Girlfriend with Arjun Kapoor has been in the news ever since the promotions began, her on-screen transformation as Haseena Parker for the biopic Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai has been receiving rave reviews. And just today, we learnt about the actress being finalized to essay the role of badminton ace Saina Nehwal in her biopic.
Well, things are definitely looking up for Shraddha on the professional front. She undeniably has some interesting projects in her kitty and we are happy for her! But we do have our doubts. For one, while Shraddha has been showing improvement in her performances, she hasn’t been able to prove her versatility as an actor as yet. Will she be able to get into the shoes of Saina Nehwal and make the audience see the celebrated sports woman come alive on the big screen? That’s something we are unsure of.
While acing a certain look to resemble a person is not an insurmountable challenge anymore, thanks to technology and prosthetics, it can still not help one act like a pro or master the personality nuances. There is definitely a lot of hard work that Shraddha will have to put in to make her onscreen role as Saina believable.
While the sport star is happy about the makers signing on Shraddha for the Saina Nehwal biopic, here are 4 actresses that we feel would have been a better choice. (ALSO READ: After being officially divorced with Adhuna, will Farhan Akhtar now make his relationship with Shraddha Kapoor public?)
Deepika Padukone as Saina Nehwal
Apart from the fact that Deepika Padukone already has a background in playing badminton and will be able to pick up the finer nuances of the sport in a jiffy, she is also a great actress with a strong screen presence. Deepika has already proved her acting mettle and there’s no doubt that she would be able to keep the audience hooked as she brings Saina Nehwal’s journey alive on the big screen. (ALSO READ: Sushant Singh Rajput can’t keep his eyes off Deepika Padukone! Is Kriti Sanon jealous? – Watch video)
Alia Bhatt as Saina Nehwal
Now, we all know what Alia Bhatt is capable of! Be it her film Highway or the more recent Udta Punjab – Alia has proved that she can transform herself into the character she plays onscreen, making the audience relate to the person they see onscreen while forgetting that it is really Alia that they are watching! Need we say more about how she would be a great choice to play Saina Nehwal in her biopic or any biopic for that matter? (ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt are the new BFFs in town? Pictures from Manish Malhotra’s bash are proof!)
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima Sana Sheikh as Saina Nehwal
With her Bollywood debut film Dangal, the girl proved her grit and determination. A lot goes behind preparing for a role of a wrestler, especially when you have no athletic background. She brought alive the character of wrestler Geeta Phogat on screen and she already knows what it takes to portray a real life person on the big screen!
A new face to play Saina Nehwal?
A biopic is a great time to launch new faces and get the audiences’ thumbs up too! We have seen that with Fatima as Geeta Phogat in Dangal. The viewers took an instant liking to the newbie. Yes of course, the love for the real life sport star and the admiration for her came into play here and Fatima’s natural, effortless performance only helped the film further. But isn’t it a good idea to have a new face, that doesn’t come with any baggage or star-appeal and makes the real life character look more real and relatable on screen?
Comment and let us know who would have been your ideal pick for playing the badminton champion Saina Nehwal in her biopic!