Sindhu wants Deepika to play her on-screen role

Wednesday 11th September 2019 06:45 EDT

Badminton champion PV Sindhu had recently made India proud by becoming the first Badminton player to win a gold medal at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships. She's also the only Indian to be featured on Forbes list of highest paid female athletes along with names like Serena Williams.

As her biopic is in the pipeline, Sindhu said she wants Deepika Padukone to essay her role. “Would definitely want Deepika Padukone to play the character. She had played the game and is a good actor too. But then the makers would take the final decision and I trust their decision.”

“Yes he [Sonu Sood] told me. But I could only speak to him for a few minutes. He is travelling…. So I’m yet to find out more about it. All I can say is that the film is in safe hands and I am sure he will do whatever is best for the film. He has my support.” Sindhu was asked about the biopic and seems, she's totally on board with the idea.

Sonu Sood made the announcement to produce Sindhu biopic about two years back. There were several rumors doing rounds that actress Deepika Padukone would be perfect to portray her role in the biopic. While Akshay Kumar might be considered for the role of Sindhu's coach, the legend Pullela Gopichand. However, an official update is awaited.

For the uninitiated, Deepika Padukone is the elder daughter of the badminton legend, Prakash Padukone and has played the sport at national level. Meanwhile, Deepika is shooting for Kabir Khan’s sport based movie '83' with Ranveer Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Harrdy Sandhu, Saqib Saleem among others. Deepika will also be seen portraying the role of an IRL acid attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar's directorial, 'Chhapaak', slated for release in January 2020.

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