The poster featured a hand with a tricolour wrist band throwing a shuttlecock in the air, ready to serve. While Chopra’s fans couldn’t hold back their excitement to see the film, badminton fans took to Twitter to point out a major blooper.
Many pointed out that the poster shows what appears to be a tennis serve, and not the actions for badminton serve. While acknowledging that the poster may have been created in a way that the title is fashioned into a shuttlecock, many couldn’t help but ask, “Wait, I’m confused… Tennis or badminton?”
Is that… Is she… Wait, I’m confused… Tennis or badminton? https://t.co/hIz7E1IbpY
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) 1614672671000
Another said, “I loved the concept. But then, I saw a hand underneath.”
I am a big sports buff. And I love creative design.The first look I had at the poster for the Saina Nehwal biopi… https://t.co/KlnOINanEc
— Siddharth Grover (@sidgrover25) 1614755772000
Its Saina or Sania!!! Badminton or tennis!!! Confusing poster. https://t.co/pdIUFjY9ky
— Sunil Baby (@Sunilbaby11) 1614677644000
“It’s Saina or Sania!!! Badminton or tennis!!! Confusing poster,” another pointed out.
@bobbytalkcinema Tennis fans making Poster. Sania fan making for Saina biopic
— Gajendra Khanna (@GajendraKhanna1) 1614698571000
To all the people critizing the Saina poster and being all “That is not a badminton serve…” Umm atleast Bollywo… https://t.co/XYwSAnbpg0
— Rashi (@rashi_kakkar) 1614742803000
‘Saina’ will hit the big screens on March 26, 2021.
Written and directed by Amol Gupte, the film was scheduled to hit screens last summer but got delayed due to the covid-19 lockdown.