It's a known fact that Badminton runs in Padukone's blood. Deepika Padukone's father, the legendary Prakash Padukone became the first Indian to win the All-England championship in 1980. The actress also played badminton for Karnataka at the junior level before opting for a career in acting.
But what's more awesome is that the ace shuttler Saina Nehwal thinks that Deepika would be perfect to play her character in reel life! Calling her a "good" badminton player, Saina said Deepika is apt and can do full justice to the character.
"Her father has been a badminton player and I have seen her playing badminton. She used to play really good. She can do justice to the role and I really wish she can do the role," Saina said during the NDTV Indian of the Year award.
Deepika, who was also present at the ceremony, said she would love to play her onscreen. "We have played together many a times and she was always way better than me. I think we had fun times together. Anything for the love of sport and especially for badminton," the Bajirao Mastani actress said.