Anushka Sharma’s Jhulan Goswami biopic expected to roll by end of 2021?

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Superstar Anushka Sharma has been missing from the big screen for over 2 years. Her last film was ‘Zero’ (2018), alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. And since then, her fans have been eagerly awaiting any update. But despite her absence, her popularity remains high, when recently she trended on social media on her birthday.

At the start of last year, reports began to surface that she would be playing the lead in the biopic of Jhulan Goswami, a famous cricketer of the Indian team. Pictures of Sharma wearing the Indian cricket team jersey at Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata, in the presence of Goswami, had gone viral. This was said to be a shoot for an announcement video of the biopic going into production, which would be produced by Sony Pictures.

However, more than a year has passed and there has been no news on this film. It led many to believe whether the film had got shelved, reports Bollywood Hungama. However, a source said, “It is not shelved for sure. The film is under development and in the scripting stage. Once the script is approved, the director would be finalized after which Anushka would start the prep. And only then the film will go on floors.”

Earlier this year, Sharma gave birth to a baby girl called Vamika. The source added, “Anushka is enjoying motherhood right now and she and Vamika are also accompanying Virat on his cricket tournaments. So the film won’t go on floors before 2021-end. But it’ll definitely be something to watch out for. Jhulan’s journey has been inspiring and moreover, Anushka is sure to do complete justice to the part.”

Goswami was an all-round cricketer and former captain of India’s national women’s cricket team. In August 2018, she announced her retirement from WT20Is. She won the ICC Women’s Player Of The Year 2007 and the M A Chidambaram Trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011.

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