Shabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu to essay cricketer Mithali Raj in her biopic: Am prepared to learn cover drive

Taapsee Pannu will be essaying the role of Mithali Raj in her biopic titled, Shabaash Mithu. The actress confirmed her role on the ace women Indian cricket team captain's birthday.
Shabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu to essay cricketer Mithali Raj in her biopic: Am prepared to learn cover driveShabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu to essay cricketer Mithali Raj in her biopic: Am prepared to learn cover drive
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It is raining sports-themed films in Bollywood. As fans prepare for '83, which sees Ranveer Singh play the former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev, Taapsee Pannu is all set to bring the life of Indian women's cricket team captain, Mithali Raj, in her biopic. The actress took to her Instagram account and revealed she will be donning the Indian cricket team jersey in the sports-based movie. She chose to make the announcement on Mithali's birthday. "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," she captioned a picture of Mithali cutting the cake. 

"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," she wrote. "P.S- I am all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive'" she added. 

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In a statement to Bombay Times, Taapsee said she was honoured to play the woman Indian cricket team captain. "Though I have already started feeling the pressure of stepping into her shoes, I don’t want to trade this place with anyone else. Mithali has always been brave and strong to back the truth, and that is why I connect with her. She has changed the way women’s cricket is perceived in India and her story is truly worth telling," she said. This isn't the first time Taapsee is associated with a sports-themed movie. She played a female shooter in Saand Ki Aankh and a hockey player Soorma. 

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