Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami completed 20 years in international cricket on January 6 this year. Celebrating her outstanding contribution to women’s cricket, actress Anushka Sharma announced her comeback to the film industry with a biopic titled ‘Chakda Xpress’ where she will be seen playing the role of the greatest fast bowler of women’s cricket. The Netflix Film would share the inspiring journey of the Padma Shri recipient.
In a recent update provided by Pinkvilla, it has been said that Anushka has started preparing for the film with fitness and physique being the first priority in order to portray the role of the leading women’s ODI wicket-taker effectively.
Pinkvilla shared the information given by a trade source who said:
“If you closely follow Anushka’s social media, you will see that she is constantly putting up content related to working out. So, just to let the cat out of the bag, she has started prepping to play Jhulan on screen. She plays a cricketer in the film and while Anushka has always been one of the fittest actresses in Indian cinema, she will need to tailor-make her workout to achieve the kind of body and fitness level she needs to play Jhulan effectively.”
The source further appreciated Anushka’s past performances and said,
“She is also known to transform herself for films and Jhulan is a film that will give us a chance to see a vintage Anushka performance. Anushka doing a film on women’s cricket is exciting from the very onset and the fact that the makers are trying to make it the biggest sports film inspired by a female sporting icon in scale and canvas, makes things all the more exciting.”
Produced by Clean Slate Filmz, the announcement of ‘Chakda Xpress’ has raised the excitement level of women’s cricket fans who are already awaiting the release of Shabaash Mithu, a biopic that would see Taapsee Pannu playing the role of another legend from the country, the leading women’s ODI run-scorer, Skipper Mithali Raj.
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