Almost four years ago Amole Gupte had announced his ambitious project – a biopic, produced by T-series on the life of star badminton player Saina Nehwal.
Now finally after all the speculations, the film went on the floor with Parineeti Chopra. The first schedule of the shoot is done and the team is heading towards the next draft of the film in Mumbai.
The story revolves around the life story of Saina, her journey and several milestones in her sporting career.
The cast and crew are shooting on the elaborate sets that have been built on the outskirts of Mumbai, in Vasai.
A daily quoted Amole as saying, “We are covering her key matches; we’ve already turned around over five court designs. Each court is in a different country representing a different match right from the Czech Republic to Manila. The turnovers are very difficult to achieve in a limited time but Amit’s team, especially his art director Bala Patil have been amazing.”
Amit adds, “We had a record construction time. We created all the sets in a matter of seven days, over a hundred workers were toiling 24/7. Now we are shooting each match for a couple of days and then working overnight to turn the look around for the next one… it’s like an ant’s colony at work!” Adds Amole, “Amit and Subrata are my dearest friends besides of course working with me on both Hawaa Hawaai and Sniff!!! Having done some epic films like Kesari and Padmaavat, their experience and wisdom have helped widen the vision of the film. They’ve created truly international looking stadiums from around the world. We are nearly at the end of this schedule. One more schedule to go in January and our shooting is done!”
Saina Nehwal biopic is directed by Amole Gupte the film is produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar and co-produced by Front Foot Pictures and AGCPL.