Anushka Sharma and Jhulan Goswami (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Precedence of female producers and filmmakers are bringing a positive change in Bollywood filmmmaking. After a biopic on former Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj, the industry is all set for a biopic on another skipper, Jhulan Goswami and reports sugget Anushka Sharma, the better half of Viral Kohli will essay the role.
Anushka Sharma has not announced a single film since the past one year. The actress was last seen in December 2018 release ‘Zero’ and since then has stayed away from the silver screen. After reports that Farha Khan has locked her for her musicial actioner Saatte Pe Satta remake, the latest buzz suggests Anushka may step into the shoes of Jhulan Goswami, former Indian captain of women’s cricket team.
While Anushka stayed away from announcing her new film, rumours were rife that the actress is going the family way. However, denying the same in an interview with Filmfare, Anushka had stated, “If you’re married then people ask, “Is she pregnant?” They love to read into something when there really isn’t anything.It’s so hard for people to believe that someone would like to take time off to be rejuvenated. I want to feel creatively charged.” Anushka and Virat Kohli recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary and new years at Switzerland.
Jhulan is an all round cricketer and former captain of India national women's cricket team. In August 2018, she announced her retirement from WT20Is. An integral part of the team, Goswami is noted for both her batting and bowling (right arm medium) capabilities. She has a Test bowling average of less than 20. In the 2006–07 season she guided the Indian team to first test series win in England.
She won the ICC Women's Player of the Year 2007 and the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011
Meanwhile Taapsee Pannu has started preparations for biopic on Mithali Raj. The shoot for the film will begin in the middle of this year. Raj's biopic is titled "Shabaash Mithu" and is backed by Viacom18 Studios. The film will be directed by Rahul Dholakia.