Captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj, hopes that her biopic will inspire other young girls to take up the sport.
Reported on Hindustan Times, the biopic ‘Shabaash Mithali’ will tell Raj’s story about the struggle she has faced to achieve her dream as a female cricketer, “I’m happy that there is a biopic on my story because a lot will be shown about the struggles of a woman cricketer. When we started way back in the ‘90s, the journey of a woman cricketer in our country was difficult.”
Further adding, “It will also inspire a lot of young girls who dream about becoming a cricketer. Many young girls have the urge to play the sport but never get to see it on television so they feel there is no scope. This will open a lot of opportunities for them to dream.”
Taapsee Pannu announced back in January that she will playing the role of Raj, and the 37-year old cricketer said she’s really happy with Pannu stepping into her shoes, “I feel quite nice about having Taapsee on board to tell my story. I have seen a sports drama where she played a hockey player. She kind of has this way of playing a sportsperson. And I think what little I’ve seen of her, she will be able to even ape my skill at some level.”
‘Shabaash Mithali’ will be directed by Rahul Dholakia and is slated to release February 2021.