Celebrated Indian tennis player and wife of Pakistani cricketer Sania Mirza’s biopic was announced about a year ago. Producer Ronnie Screwvala has acquired rights for the production of biopic however who will be playing her in the film? Earlier Sania had expressed her wish that she would like to see her close friend Parineeti Chopra as her on silver screen. However turns out Parineeti has another biopic as her next project. Parineeti will be playing badminton player Saina Nehwal.
With Parineeti no longer a viable option who else is on Sania’s wishlist? Well turns out Sania has quite a few. In a recent interview Sania Mirza listed the the Bollywood actresses she has in mind to play the role. These include Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Sara Ali Khan. The film is currently in pre-production phase and so far a director has not been locked in. Moreover Sania also shared that the decision about the actress will depend on the script as well.
Sania will also be involved in the scripting phase of the film as she believes many people do not really understand what a sports person goes through during their journey. Talking about the importance of this she expressed that, “It’s going to be a mutual thing. I need to sit down with the writers because even though I wrote an autobiography, I feel that a lot of people don’t really know what actually a sports person goes through. They always see the glitz and the glamour, the red carpets… But they don’t actually see the hours of hard work that goes into it, the sacrifices your parents make, financially or whatever it is. So I would like to be an active part of it.”