Deepika Padukone to get into Saina Nehwal`s shoes?

By Ritika Handoo | Updated: Jun 03, 2014, 10:13 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Ritika Handoo

New Delhi: This season seems to be raining sports in Bollywood, well quite literally! With a biopic already in place on the life of Olympic winner MC Mary Kom, we have this news about shuttler Saina Nehwal`s film in the pipeline. The latest buzz in B-Town these days is that veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is reportedly planning to make a film based on the life of badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

The grapevine has it that after Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, Deepika Padukone might be roped in to play Saina.

According to reports, the badminton player wants Deepika to play her character on the big screen as she feels Dippy would do justice to her role. Not many know that ace badminton player Prakash Padukone`s daughter happens to know the sport quite well. Deepika, in fact, was the state-level badminton player herself.

With Saina giving nod to the film, it would certainly be interesting to see Miss Padukone play with a racquet on celluloid. Prakash Padukone too would be a proud papa, if it happens!