P V Sindhu Says She’d Want Deepika Padukone To Play Her In Her Biopic. We Think Her Choice Is Spot On
That Bollywood is lacking originality at the moment is no news to any of us. But if there is one thing that seems to be working for us even in these bleak times, is the fact that prominent leaders, sports persons and legends are all now being approached to get their biopics made, and we can’t complain. From Neerja, Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and M.S Dhoni, among many in the making at present including Taapsee and Bhumi Pednekar’s Saand Ki Aankh, we have had a chance to see the lives and get inspired by their journeys through cinema. And one such movie and storyline that we can expect to show up is that of ace badminton player, P V Sindhu.
PV Sindhu is raking in the accolades and the awards, and rightly so, she’s put India’s name on the map and elevated it with a gold at the world championships while becoming the first Indian woman to have done this. So, it was only a matter of time before the rights of her biopic would be sold to be made a movie out of. One that many would want to see, including us.
And so, when the talks about taking her name to the big screen was in motion, actor Sonu Sood announced how he had bagged the rights to do the honours. And while, in a rather cringeworthy development, we had learnt who would be playing the role of P V Sindhu’s coach in the movie, Akshay Kumar (because no biopic is really complete without him, or profitable), we still had not known who would be donning the role of the star player.
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However, if we were to place our bets in any actress from Bollywood, it would be none other than the daughter of the international badminton champion, Prakash Padukone’s daughter – Deepika Padukone. A choice that sits well with not just us, but also the world badminton champion, P V Sindhu, for in an interview with Hindustan Times she said, “Would definitely want Deepika Padukone to play the character. She had played the game and is a good actor too. But then, the makers would take the final decision.”
And it does make a lot of sense. From knowing the game, to the nuances of acting, the actress is equipped in every sense to take on the role and deliver on its demands. But only if and when the movie makers realise how this is a movie about P V Sindhu, and maybe they should pay more and better attention on closing in on their protagonist as opposed to locking down on the male actor and making it yet again, all about men.
We can’t wait to see who ends up taking this role on, but we do hope it isn’t any of the amateurs or the newcomers, for a role of this dynamic and capacity would need finesse and a disciplined actor to do justice to it.