She is a daughter of celebrated badminton player Prakash Padukone, and has herself shown how to handle the racquet in the court with perfection. Now, actress Deepika Padukone says she would love to essay role of badminton ace player Saina Nehwal on the silver screen.

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“I would love to play Saina onscreen. We have played together in fact and obviously she was way better. She said to me ‘good’ also. We had fun time. Of course anything for the love of sports specially if it is badminton,” Deepika said at an event here.

Deepika Padukone 'would love' to play Saina Nehwal onscreen
Deepika Padukone ‘would love’ to play Saina Nehwal onscreen

The actress spoke about her inclination towards bringing the life of the sportsperson alive on the sliver screen at an event. She was in the national capital on Tuesday to attend NDTV Indian Of The Year 2015 ceremony.

Saina, who got the Sportsperson Of The Year award at the ceremony, shared her wish to see Deepika bringing her life on the camera in the forthcoming biopic through a live video chat.

When asked about her preference, she said: “Of course Deepika Padukone. She used to play badminton. Her father was a badminton player. I think she would do good justice to the role. I wish she could do the role.”

Filmmaker Amol Gupte is making a film on the Indian badminton champion.

Meanwhile, Saina shared the award with tennis champion Sania Mirza.

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