BUZZ: Deepika pips Alia to play Saina Nehwal

Here's the latest update from the world of Bollywood. We bet you wouldn't want to miss this. Read on for details... The Piku actress is discussing the modalities with Amole Gupte

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BUZZ: Deepika pips Alia to play Saina Nehwal
Deepika Padukone is currently celebrating her 30th birthday in Europe with boyfriend Ranveer Singh. But she has got work on her mind too. We hear, the actress has consented to play badminton star Saina Nehwal in the biopic, which will be directed by Amole Gupte of Stanley Ka Dabba fame.

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According to reports, it was a toss-up between Deepika and Alia Bhatt for the director.


A source close to the development revealed, “Deepika and Amole had a meeting recently, and the outcome has been positive.”


Now, that should bring a smile to Saina’s face who had always maintained that Deepika would be the best choice for the role.


Gupte is currently developing the script and negotiating with two top studios who are interested in bankrolling the project. As for the Piku actress, if the deal goes through, she will shoot both – Vin Diesel’s XXX and the biopic, much like how Priyanka Chopra dealt with Quantico and Bajirao Mastani.


When contacted, Gupte quipped, “No comments.”

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