Shabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu To Play Women's Cricket Team Captain Mithali Raj In Next

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 December 2019, 11:01 AM
 Taapsee Pannu To Play Women's Cricket Team Captain Mithali Raj.
Taapsee Pannu To Play Women's Cricket Team Captain Mithali Raj. (Photo Credit : Instagram )

After delivering powerful performance in Saand Ki Aankh, Taapsee Pannu is all set to play the lead in Shabaash Mithu, a film on Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj. Today, on Mithali Raj’s birthday, Taapsee took to social media to announce the news.

Taapsee Panny shared a number of pictures of herself with the skipper in which Mithali is seen cutting a cake. Along with the pictures, Taapsee wrote, "Happy Happy Birthday Captain @mithaliraj! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it’s truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen. On this Birthday of yours I don’t know what gift I can give you but this promise that I shall give it all I have to make sure you will be proud of what you see of yourself on screen with #ShabaashMithu. PS- I am all prepared to learn THE cover drive’ #HappyBirthdayCaptain (sic)."

"Shabaash Mithu" will be backed by Viacom18 Studios and directed by "Raees" helmer Rahul Dholakia.

Taapsee said she is honoured to play the role and has already started feeling the pressure of stepping in her shoes. "I don't think I want to trade this place with anyone else right now. She has always been brave and strong to back truth and her idols, and that is the connect I feel with her. The way she changed the way women's cricket is perceived and seen in India is truly a story worth telling," the actor said in a statement.

"Kudos to Viacom18 Studios for choosing to tell this story. I look forward to working with Rahul Dholakia for this first of its kind story and to learn yet another sport which is treated as a religion in our country, cricket," she added.

Mithali said with the film, she will get a bigger platform to reach young women who are dreaming to make it big. "I have always stood for and voiced my opinion for equal opportunity for women not just in cricket but across all fields. I want to thank Ajit Andhare and Viacom18 Studios for not just bringing alive my story on screen but also for giving me a bigger platform to be able to reach out to young women who dare to dream," she added. 

Apart from Shabaash Mithu, the actress will be seen in another biopic of athlete Rashmi from Gujarat. The film is titled as Rashmi Rocket and a motion poster of the film was released earlier this year.

First Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:55 AM
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