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The biopic, titled 'Saina', which is produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and directed by Amol Gupte, who has helmed movies such as Stanley Ka Dabba and Hawa Hawaai, went on floors earlier this week.
The 31-year-old actor says she has been practicing for the character for several months now and all through the process she came to understand how tough it was for Saina to attain her success.
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"I have already clocked 40 classes of badminton in preparation for this biopic. It's a really tough sport, but I am enjoying myself. To get an insight into the life of a sportsperson is fascinating. Saina's journey itself is so interesting - right from her misses to her injuries and victories," Shraddha said in a statement.
"I can relate to her journey in a big way because I have gone through similar experiences in a different field. Despite everything, she has not let her focus shift and that's what's truly inspiring," she added.
The makers released a first look from the film on Saturday that shows actress channeling the spirit of the game.