Sonam to play Tennis sensation Sania
Sania Mirza is in the news not only for her awaiting marriage but also for a movie based on her. Sonam Kapoor will play a character in Anees Bazmee’s romcom Thank You strikingly similar to Sania. The film’s shooting starts in Canada in mid-April.
Sonam plays a young, attractive tennis champ and falls in love with a guy, who is completely wrong for her, just like Sania, Pretty soon she realizes her mistake and turns back before it’s too late. Recently Sania calling off her engagement to Sohrab Mirza earlier this year before news of her impending marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik hits the headlines.
“Sonam does pay a tennis champ, and Akshay Kumar plays a guy who’s seeing 30-35 girls at the same time, until he meets Sonam. Though he gives up flirting, he’s not particularly serious about Sonam too. It’s a funny take on courtship.” Director Anees Bazmee confirmed.
“Sonam plays a state-level tennis champ in Canada so she cannot afford to look amateurish while playing the game in my film. I don’t expect her to become a tennis champ in a week but she should look like a professional,” Bazmee added. Sonam will be trained by a tennis coach in Canada for her role.
Talking about the similarities between Sania Mirza and Sonam’s role, “I wouldn’t like to take any names but any girl playing a tennis player would have similarities to the name you mentioned.” Anees Bazmee said.