PV Sindhu Biopic: Is Deepika Padukone Playing the Nominal Role?July 08, 2019 12:33
The announcement of a biopic on ace badminton player PV Sindhu was made back in 2017 by Sonu Sood, but the project has not been rolled yet. According to media reports, the movie is going on floors by the end of 2019.
Earlier, apart from bankrolling the film, the actor also confirmed that he would also be essaying the role of badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. However, the next thing movie buffs wanted to know was who would be playing the lead role. The speculations were also on rife that Deepika Padukone must be portraying the role.
In an interview with Bombay Times, Sonu Sood about casting the lead actress stated that he wanted the actress playing the lead role should know the game well. He was quoted saying, “I don’t want to get into a zone where I have to wait till eternity to make this film. You can’t teach someone to play world-class badminton in just a few months. It’s important that the leading lady knows the game well, which makes it a challenging task for us. Every film comes with its destiny. I don’t know who is destined to play Sindhu, but yes, Deepika Padukone has always been our first choice and that holds true even today. I didn’t approach her back then because I wanted her to read the final script.”
Sonu Sood further said, “Hawa mein baatein karne se koi faayda nahin hota. Now, when we give her the script, we'll know if she’s game to be a part of this biopic. With her, we know we’re on home ground because she knows the sport very well.”
By Sowmya Sangam