Shraddha Kapoor starrer Saina Nehwal biopic to be made on a ‘practical’ budget, here’s why – A few months ago, the entire schedule of the Saina Nehwal biopic had to be pushed after Shraddha Kapoor, who plays the shuttler, suffered from dengue. The actress, who has recovered now, is gearing up to resume work on the film around January 2019 after wrapping up work on Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore.
But we hear that T-Series, which is backing the biopic, has called for a budget re-evaluation. Says a source, “When the film was pitched, it was to be made on a different financial estimate. But Bhushan Kumar soon realised that this movie needed to be mounted on a tighter scale to make it commercially viable. Indoor sets have been built where most of the scenes will be shot.”
Confirming the development, Bhushan explains, “The budget is the most important aspect of a production. We have been in the business for quite sometime now and have a fair understanding of a movie’s market value. The idea is to make a film within a certain amount, so that it doesn’t end up in losses. Now, Saina will be made on a practical budget and it will be a win-win for us.”
There were some rumours about the Stree actress not being prepared enough to essay the badminton player, but the producer rubbishes them. “We couldn’t see anyone but Shraddha for the role. She perfectly suits the character,” he informs us.