Anushka Sharma shares selfie from Chakda 'Xpress sets, calls it a 'perfect first day'
Chakda Xpress marks Anushka's comeback to acting after four years.
Anushka Sharma, who has been away from the silver screen for quite a long time, is now prepping for her role in Chakda Xpress. In the film, the actress will be seen portraying the character of an Indian woman cricketer, Jhulan Goswami. Today marks the beginning of the filming of Chakda Xpress and she shared a glimpse of how her shoot went on the first day and it went perfect. The ‘Sui Dhaaga’ actress on Sunday shared a selfie on her Instagram story captioning it, “Perfect end to a perfect first day on set.”
The selfie shows her in a pink T-shirt with her hair tied in the back. Meanwhile, the actress had also shared a couple of pictures from the sets just a while back. The first one is a boomerang video that takes you straight to her vanity van with Jhulan written on the door. The next picture showed the clapboard which has ‘shoot 1, take 1’ written on it. Last but not least is the picture of different season balls kept together. Sharing these pictures, Anushka wrote, “Back to where I belong...#ChakdaXpress #ShootBegins #ChakdaXpressDay1.”
Have a look at Anushka's post:
Chakda Xpress is inspired by the journey of Jhulan Goswami as she moves up the ladder despite the problems created by misogynistic politics to fulfill her dream of playing cricket for India. Anushka Sharma announced the film with a teaser in January this year. Talking about the film and journey of Jhulan Goswami, she wrote, "Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. At a time when Jhulan decided to become a cricketer and make her country proud on the global stage, it was very tough for women to even think of playing the sport. This film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket. Jhulan had a fighting and extremely uncertain cricketing career and she stayed motivated to make her country proud. She strived to change the stereotype that women can’t make a career out of playing cricket in India so that the next generation of girls had a better playing field."
Directed by Prosit Roy, Chakda Xpress is based on the life of Jhulan Goswami, who became the second Indian woman cricketer to receive the Padma Shri, in 2012.
The film marks Anushka's comeback to acting after four years. She was last seen in 2018 film ‘Zero’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. She took a long break after that and welcomed her first child, Vamika with husband Virat Kohli. However, during her time away from films, Anushka and her brother Karnesh Ssharma, under their banner Clean Slate Filmz, produced several critically acclaimed projects including Bulbul and Pataal Lok. She is no longer part of the production house as she will focus on acting.