Saina Nehwal biopic: No release date yet for Shraddha Kapoor starrer
The Saina Nehwal biopic starring Shraddha Kapoor is on floors and come January the cast and crew will start shooting its badminton portions. However, the filmmakers — director Amole Gupte for producer Bhushan Kumar — are wondering on a release date for the film in a highly packed 2019.
With films needing more than a week to rake in the shekels especially for larger budget films, the release date issue has the makers in a conundrum.
“The makers are trying to work out an apt release date in the second half of the year which is already very packed. Honestly, there is no good date when the film can be released this year and the makers may need to look for a release date in 2020 if they want a long rally for the film. There are only 52 weeks in a year and 26 in the second half. Big films like Kabir Singh, Good News, Bharat, Batla House, Mission Mangal, Made In China, Chhichhore, Marjaavan, Housefull 4, Taanaji and Panipat apart from a Hrithik Roshan film for YRF and a Remo D’Souza film for T-Series are also on the anvil,” says a trade source.
The Saina Nehwal biopic has been having its share of issues since the very beginning. It all began with Shraddha having troubles in getting into the act to play the role of the shuttler.
“It was all about the grip of the shuttle to the moves that she made in the court. Everyone has a different way of moving. That also had to change for Shraddha to move like Saina. Then she was injured a couple of times. The makers were a bit unsure about Shraddha then, but when she showed a marked improvement, she was on and the film went on the floors in September with the talkie portions of the film,” adds the source.
— Sanskriti Media