The actor will play coach to Parineeti Chopra's Saina Nehwal in the upcoming biopic.
Manav Kaul shares first look of his character as Saina Nehwal's coach for biopic
Mumbai - 19 Nov 2019 14:00 IST
With Parineeti Chopra on the bench due to injury, the makers of the upcoming Saina Nehwal biopic have finally released a look at the coach behind the screens. Actor Manav Kaul shared the first look of his appearance as Nehwal's coach in Amole Gupte's upcoming film.
The actor shared pictures of himself on set playing badminton as he worked to get the character right. Incidentally, Kaul did not mention by name the coach he will be playing the film. Nehwal was coached in recent years by Pullela Gopichand. Gopichand himself is the subject of a biopic featuring Sonu Sood.
The Saina Nehwal biopic initially featured Shraddha Kapoor in the role of the shuttler. However, after Kapoor dropped out of the project owing to differences, Parineeti Chopra stepped into the shoes. Chopra recently suffered an injury owing to practice, and posted pictures of her recovery.
The actress had even met up with Nehwal in Hyderabad last week as part of the preparations.
Directed by Amole Gupte, the untitled Saina Nehwal biopic is produced by T-Series, and is expected to release next year.