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Saina picks Deepika as her FIRST choice for biopic

February 03, 2016 09:48 IST

 Saina Nehwal

IMAGE: Saina Nehwal, left, with Deepika Padukone. Photograph: Twitter

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal wants Bajirao Mastani actress Deepika Padukone to portray her in the upcoming biopic on herself.

The London Olympic bronze medalist believes Padukone is a 'good badminton player', and therefore can do full justice to the character.

"Her father has been a badminton player and I have seen her play badminton. She used to play really good. She can do justice to the role and I really wish she can do the role," Saina said during the NDTV Indian of the Year award.

Deepika, who was present at the ceremony, said she would love to play her onscreen.

"We have played together many a times and she was always way better than me. I think we had fun times together. Anything for the love of sport and especially for badminton," she said.

Filmmaker Amol Gupte is making the biopic on the celebrated Indian badminton player and the movie will trace the journey of the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics.

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