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Taapsee Pannu To Start Prepping For Mithali Raj Biopic Next Month Says Now I Am Dreaming About Cover Drives

Actor Taapsee Pannu Has Said Though Stepping Into The Shoes Of Indian Women's ODI Cricket Team Captain Mithali Raj Will Be A Challenging Task, She Is Looking Forward To The Prep, Which Begins Next Month.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 09 Dec 2019, 06:31:49 PM
Taapsee To Start Prepping For Mithali Raj Biopic Next Month

New Delhi:

Taapsee Pannu who will essay the role of former captain of the Indian women's cricket team, Mithali Raj has said though stepping into the shoes of Indian women's ODI cricket team captain Mithali Raj will be a challenging task, she is looking forward to the prep, which begins next month.

Raj's biopic is titled "Shabaash Mithu" and is backed by Viacom18 Studios. The film will be directed by Rahul Dholakia.

"It's going to be difficult. I only watch cricket, I've never played it. It will be a challenge. Mithali has already said that she will watch how I play the cover drive so now I am dreaming about cover drives," Taapsee told reporters on Sunday.

"I'll start (the prep) in the beginning of next year because by mid year, roughly, the film is going to begin," she added.


The actor was speaking at the red carpet of Star Screen Awards.

Taapsee a few days back sharing the news of her upcoming movie said "Happy Happy Birthday Captain @mithaliraj ! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it’s truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen. On this Birthday of yours 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 am all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’"

With films such as "Badla", "Mission Mangal" and "Saand Ki Aankh", Taapsee gave back-to-back hits this year. the actor is apt in several forms of sports like tennis to squash and even owns a badminton team Pune 7 Ace. The actress has earlier experessed her wish to star in PV Sindhu.

In 2020, she will also be seen in Anubhav Sinha's "Thappad" and another sports drama based on an athelete's life, titled Rashmi Rocket.

There were also reports of Taapsee featuring in double role in a film, backed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but the actor didn't comment on the same. 

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First Published : 09 Dec 2019, 06:31:39 PM

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