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Saina Nehwal’s parents treated me like their daughter, says Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor, who is gearing up for her forthcoming film based on the life of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, has said the shuttler’s parents welcomed her like a daughter.

bollywood Updated: Sep 26, 2018 15:55 IST

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Shraddha Kapoor poses during the promotion of the upcoming drama Hindi film Batti Gul Meter Chalu in Mumbai.
Shraddha Kapoor poses during the promotion of the upcoming drama Hindi film Batti Gul Meter Chalu in Mumbai.(AFP)
         

Actor Shraddha Kapoor, who is gearing up for her forthcoming film based on the life of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, has said she feels lucky to be part of the film.

Shradhha was addressing the media on the sets of the film along with director Amol Gupte, producer Bhushan Kumar and Saina Nehwal's parents Dr Harvir Singh Nehwal and Usha Rani Nehwal on Tuesday in Mumbai.

Sharing her experience of working on the film, Shraddha said, “Saina's parents gave lots of love to me and they treated me like a family when I visited their home, so, it felt really nice to see them here."

 

“When Saina's parents came here to visit us, then it felt like my parents had visited us on the film set,” she said.

“I feel very lucky to be part of this film and to be seated along with these respected people," she said.

Shraddha Kapoor at the promotion of her upcoming film Stree in Mumbai.
Shraddha Kapoor at the promotion of her upcoming film Stree in Mumbai. ( IANS )

The shoot of Saina Nehwal's was postponed several times since the film was announced. Did it make her nervous? “We are making lots of preparations for this film and we are doing it for a long time. It's a biopic so I am putting all my effort to be in my best form and it feels good to finally start off the film,” she said.

Shraddha Kapoor's last released film Stree has managed to collect around Rs 119 crore at the box-office in its 5th week. “I am very happy that the film is doing really well. I am thankful to the entire media and audience because they supported a content-driven film and it feels really good as an actor being part of such film," said Shraddha.

Stree is inching towards beating Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi which collected around Rs 125 crore at the box-office.

Shraddha said, "I think more than breaking record of other films, it is necessary to see that good films are being made and it is being appreciated by people. I don't think there is need for any kind of comparison."

Biopic of Saina Nehwal is being directed by Amol Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.

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First Published: Sep 26, 2018 14:39 IST

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