Anushka Sharma begins training for ‘Chakda Xpress’ in Mumbai

India’s Celebrated fast bowler Jhulan Goswami’s biopic ‘Chakda Xpress’ is the next project in line for actress Anushka Sharma. Marking her comeback to the industry, Anushka will be seen playing the role of the veteran cricketer in the film that would trace Jhulan’s inspirational journey to be a successful cricketer.

 

Anushka Sharma to play the role of Jhulan Goswami in Chakda Xpress
Anushka Sharma to play the role of Jhulan Goswami in Chakda Xpress

 

Just last week we read reports of Anushka beginning her preparation for the same with a major focus on fitness and physique. As per the recent updates provided by Pinkvilla, Anushka has now stepped out onto the ground and is having regular practice sessions there in order to portray the role of the all-time leading wicket-taker of women’s cricket, effectively.

Koimoi.com on Wednesday in a report shared the statements made by a trade source from the industry who revealed that the actress would also be traveling to the UK for the shoot.

“Chakda Xpress will have a very important shooting schedule in UK as no stone will be unturned to make this film the biggest sporting film on a woman sports icon of India. Anushka Sharma is expected to shoot in UK for close to a month! When was the last time you heard a sports film based on an Indian woman have a 30-day production schedule in England? Never!” said the source

Further adding “Chakda Xpress is looking to change the discourse of how sports film based on women should be mounted in India. This always happens to an Anushka Sharma Project. Whenever she comes onboard a film, she wants to set a benchmark and aims to shatter set industry stereotypes. This also subtly indicates that Anushka wants to dish out the grandest tribute to the biggest women cricketing icon of our country. There can be no half measures when you set out with a vision this lofty.”

The Netflix Film produced by Clean Slate Filmz had its trailer released on January 6, the day that marked Goswami’s 20 years in international cricket. The announcement has already created a lot of buzz around the internet and has raised the excitement level of cricket fans who are already awaiting the release of Shabaash Mithu, the biopic of India women’s Skipper Mithali Raj whose role would be portrayed by Taapsee Pannu. Raj is known as the Lady Tendulkar of the sport and has a good number of achievements to her name which includes the all-time leading run-scorer of women’s ODI.

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