Taapsee Pannu as Mithali Raj
Taapsee Pannu as Mithali Raj (Picture Supply: Twitter)

On June 8, India’s star cricketer Mithali Raj declared her retirement from all types of worldwide cricket after an illustrious profession of just about 23 years. Raj, 39, started her profession when she was simply 16 years previous and went on to turn out to be the most effective gamers in Indian ladies’s cricket historical past. Over the course of her 23-year profession, she continued to push limits and break data. She served as the sport’s ambassador and was one of many foremost elements contributing to the success of ladies’s cricket in India.

To have a good time her wonderful profession, director Srijit Mukherji determined to make a biopic on the cricketer’s life and journey and roped in Taapsee Pannu within the lead function as she portrays the legendary cricketer. Pannu has been part of many sports-based films and has portrayed an athlete in fairly a number of movies in her profession, and the Mithali Raj biopic, named Shabaash Mithu, is one other addition.

In an interview with First Put up, Pannu revealed her expertise of engaged on the film and taking part in the function of the famend cricketer as she mentioned that she feels extra like an athlete and doesn’t really feel like an actor anymore. When requested about how the upcoming biopic emerges as a standout from the opposite sports-based movies, she mentioned:

“Shabaash Mithu is completely different, there isn’t a private battle of the protagonist. You gained’t really feel that her mother and father weren’t supportive, there was no cash, and he or she was poor. that angle will not be there. That is extra of an underdog story of ladies in blue, not simply Mithali. However the story is being informed from Mithali’s lens. She has had a really lengthy profession, she has seen anonymity, and girls’s cricket was saved in anonymity. For 10 years there isn’t a footage of her profession,” she mentioned.

I don’t know of any one that can introduce ladies’s cricket in India higher than Mithali Raj: Pannu

Pannu, who had by no means lifted a cricket bat in her life, went on to be taught the game to be able to play Mithali Raj’s function to perfection. She additionally revealed how troublesome it was to grasp the photographs and play them in Raj’s model for the film. Mentioning that the film relies extra upon the struggles of the Indian ladies’s cricket staff and never simply the journey of Raj, she added:

“It’s not a biopic of a private battle. It’s extra in regards to the staff rightly asking for acknowledgment, consideration, and love and that this cricket-loving nation has been overlooking them. That’s the complete concept behind making this movie on her particularly as a result of she has been the skipper, the torch-bearer of this huge change, the one who has led India to World Cup finals and has had the longest profession in ODI throughout genders on the earth, so I don’t know of any one that can introduce ladies’s cricket in India higher than Mithali Raj.”