Monday, Aug 10, 2020 | Last Update : 10:43 PM IST

139th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra51533235171017757 Tamil Nadu2969012386384927 Andhra Pradesh2278601387122036 Karnataka178087939083198 Delhi1454271305874111 Uttar Pradesh122609726502069 West Bengal95554671202059 Bihar7972051315429 Telangana7949555999627 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3433121832109 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland27819048 Arunachal Pradesh215514823 Chandigarh151590425 Meghalaya10624906 Sikkim8664971 Mizoram6082980
  Entertainment   Bollywood  12 Jul 2019  How Parineeti Chopra became Saina Nehwal

How Parineeti Chopra became Saina Nehwal

Published : Jul 12, 2019, 12:19 am IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2019, 12:19 am IST

Aside from seeking her sister’s advice, Parineeti is also working hard on her diet and fitness regimes to prepare for the role.

Parineeti Chopra
 Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra is working on a new diet regime and a fitness programme that is similar to Farhan Akhtar’s for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Priyanka Chopra’s for Mary Kom.

The actress is set to play badminton champion Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic, and is working hard to attain the sportsperson’s physique. Especially for sports films, it is crucial for an actor to look and feel the character physically as well.


“Shraddha was playing the role of Saina earlier, and was injured a couple of times. See, it is not just about losing weight for the role, but to also build the muscles and strength in the hands and legs. One has to be very strong and agile to be a badminton player. Otherwise every time an actor moves around and is not a sportsperson, she is bound to get injured. Pari has been advised cleverly, and she is taking the extra effort to work on her physical strength apart from losing weight for her character. Since Priyanka has played a sportsperson before, she gave the right kind of advice to her little sister,” explains an industry source.


As for her other projects, Parineeti will next be seen in Jabariya Jodi with Sidharth Malhotra, and will then be filming for The Girl On The Train remake. Her body will be in shape by that time to return and film the badminton sequences for Saina.

— Sanskriti Media

Tags: parineeti chopra, saina nehwal