The Multi-talented Taapse Pannu will be seen in upcoming movie Shabbas Mithu, she will star as Mithali Raj in the biopic on the Indian cricketer. Mithali Raj is an ODI Captain of our Indian Womens cricket team.
Taapsee has worked in films like Pink, Ghazi Attack, Naam Shabana, Judwa 2, Badla, Mission Mangal, Saand Ki Aaankh and Thappad. Taapsee won Filmfare Critics Best actress award for her role in movie Saand ki Aankh in which she played sharpshooter Prakashi Tomar.
Taapsee will undergo rigorous training to get into the skin of her character, which includes Mithali’s signature cover drive. She was trained by Mithali Raj’s fellow cricketer Nooshin Al Khadeer for the poster shoot. Talking about it, she said, “She taught me the strokes and techniques. I realised then that it will be an intense training. As a young girl, I was a fielder because batting was a boys’ thing; they would say cricket isn’t a girl’s sport.”
“I have always been asked who’s your favourite male cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is? The statement that made every cricket lover pause and introspect that do they love the game or the gender playing it. @M_Raj03 you are a ‘Game Changer’,” Taapsee wrote alongside the film’s poster.
Taapsee shares, “She is an icon and not everybody gets a chance to portray someone like her. She is definitely someone I look up to, for not just her game, but also the kind of ideas and values she stands for. That’s why I love her even more.”
Taapsee took onto her twitter to announce the start of her training,” And romance with the bat n the ball has begun…. long way to go but a good start is half job done 🙂 This is going to be another milestone of sorts…. For our captain cool @M_Raj03 and all her #WomenInBlue Cricket bat and ball Flag of India #ShabaashMithu @rahuldholakia @AndhareAjit @Viacom18Studios
The Film is directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Viacom 18 studios and is expected to release on 5th February 2021 but because of covid-19 lockdown, the flim release has been postponed. We shall await for a release announcement date from Viacom 18 studios.