Saiyami Kher: I would love to portray the role of Mithali Raj in her biopic!

Saiyami Kher, who made a stellar debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya alongside Harshvardhan Kapoor, is fast emerging as a celebrity sports icon for the youth.

When the gorgeous actress is not facing the cameras, she loves to sweat it out on the badminton court. While she recently attended an event to felicitate ace shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Pullela Gopichand, she also revealed that she has played badminton and cricket professionally.

Saiyami informs, “I played badminton and cricket professionally until my college. I was even called during the Indian women’s cricket team selection, but I was already bitten by the acting bug by then.”

Not surprising then that she wants to now combine her passions by featuring in a biopic of a sport star. “With so many biopics being made I would love to essay the role of , a sportswoman because that’s something I am very passionate about. It would be exciting to play Mithali Raj because of my cricketing history. Another athlete I would like to play on screen is paralympic athlete Deepa Malik, as I find her indomitable spirit inspiring,” she adds.