Taapsee Pannu to play Mithali Raj in 'Shabaash Mithu'

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Shabaash Mithu will revolve around ace Indian cricketer Mithali Raj's life. Viacom18 Studio decided to announce the title and team of the biopic on her birthday, making it even special for the cricketer.

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Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu who was last seen in Saand Ki Aankh will soon be a part of a special film. As per recent announcement, she will be seen as ace Indian cricketer Mithali Raj in her biopic which will be soon brought alive on the big screen. Titled Shabaash Mithu, the film will be directed by Rahul Dholakia.

Talking about the same, Taapsee said, "It's truly an honour to play the role of India's most successful captain where women's cricket is concerned. Even though I have already started feeling the pressure of stepping in her shoes, I don't think I want to trade this place with anyone else right now. She has always been brave and strong to back truth and her idols, and that is the connect I feel with her. The way she changed the way women's cricket is perceived and seen in India is truly a story worth telling...I look forward to working with Rahul Dholakia for this first of its kind story and to learn yet another sport which is treated as a religion in our country, cricket."

Sharing her thoughts about the biopic, Raj said: "I have always stood for and voiced my opinion for equal opportunity for women not just in cricket but across all fields. I want to thank Ajit Andhare and Viacom18 Studios for not just bringing alive my story on screen but also for giving me a bigger platform to be able to reach out to young women who dare to dream."

Viacom18 Studio decided to announce the title and team of the biopic on her birthday, making it even special for the cricketer.



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