Biopic on Mithali Raj finalised, Taapsee to play the lead role.
A biopic on Indian cricket captain Mithali Raj is on the cards soon. The biopic is titled “Shabaash Mithu” and will feature the life of Indian cricketer Mithali Raj.
It is confirmed that a Bollywood movie will be made on Indian cricket star Mithali Raj soon. The biopic titled as “Shabaash Mithu” will have Taapsee Pannu playing the lead role of Mithali Raj.
The news was released by the team on Mithali Raj’s birthday. Taapsee Pannu on Twitter announced the same. She put up few pictures of the birthday celebration of Mithali and made the official announcement.
“On this Birthday, 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”, Taapsee posted on Twitter. “I’m all prepared to learn THE cover drive”, she added.
Happy Birthday Captain @M_Raj03 On this Birthday, 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
P.S- I’m all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’ pic.twitter.com/a8Ha6BMoFs
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) December 3, 2019
Thrilled to announce our next with @taapsee takes guard as @M_Raj03, untold & ignored story of the rise of Indian women cricket, in a cricket crazy nation! When world goes big on cricket, we go different, #artoflookingsideways. So waited for this moment. Happy birthday Mithali! pic.twitter.com/w4RhPFuuqu
— Ajit Andhare (@AndhareAjit) December 3, 2019
“Shabaash Mithu” will be produced by Viacom18 Studios. It will showcase Mithali Raj’s sporting career in cricket. Raj, who recently completed 20 years in international cricket, is also the leading run-scorer in women’s ODIs of all time.
Mithali is the second woman cricketer ever to have secured 100 international wins for her country as a captain. She is also the first Indian captain to lead the country in 2 World Cup finals.
The current India ODI skipper has many accolades to her name. For a long time she has been the poster girl of Indian cricket. It’s befitting that her illustrious career will be shown on the big screen. This will definitely motivate young girls to take up sports as a career.