Mumbai: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza says she is confident that she can act in films, but she has no intention to enter Bollywood. There has been a lot of speculation regarding a possible biopic on the life of the women’s doubles world number one player since a long time. When asked if she can do films in future, Sania said, I am sure I can, I know that for a long time. But no, I don’t think I am going to be doing that.
Sania’s autobiography ‘Ace Against Odds’ was launched by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan last night. The 29-year-old tennis player refuted reports that filmmaker Farah Khan is planning to make a movie on her. When asked about this, Sania told reporters, No, nothing like that. Farah is one of my closest friends, people have assumed she is making a film on me because they see us hanging out all the time. But I think we have had one serious discussion about it ever in our lives and we will see if it is Farah or anybody else, if the biopic has to happen it will happen or not. Right now there is nothing for sure, she said. Sania, however, said she suggested a few names, including that of Parineeti Chopra and Deepika Padukone, to portray her life on the big screen.
I actually suggested a few names, I said Parineeti, Deepika, Anushka, there are so many young and brave actresses we have today that many of them can do it. I will be honoured if anyone of them could do it. People will assume Parineeti more as me because we are such good friends. While her autobiography was launched by the Dabangg star in Mumbai, superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Parineeti unveiled the book in Hyderabad and Delhi, respectively.
When asked if it would have been better had a sports person released the book, Sania said, Who knows, may be it would have been, but I am very close friends with them. For me they didn’t come as Bollywood stars, they came for me as my friends. I would have loved to have had any other athlete, but the Indian team is right now busy playing at the Caribbean, she said.