January 29 : Taapsee Pannu is playing the role of record-breaking Indian cricketer and captain of Indian women's national cricket team Mitahli Raj and just like the latter's game on-field, Taapsee seems all set to bring the fire on the cinematic stage.
Mithali, 37, had retired from T20s in September 2019. However, she remains the ODI captain and is likely to play for the national team till next year's World Cup.
Taapsee recently debuted a teaser poster of the upcoming Bollywood biopic Shabaash Mithu as she took to the ground and dolls out a smashing shot. She tweeted, “I have always been asked who’s your favourite male cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.” The statement that made every cricket lover pause n introspect that do they love the game or the gender playing it. @M_Raj03 you are a ‘Game Changer’
More details regarding the film are yet to come to light but this intense picture of Taapsee dressed in blue will get your hearts racing.
She also shared candid stills, she captioned them “Keep watching this space for first of its kind... for the first time ever... coz there won’t be another #MithaliRaj #ShabaashMithu #ComingSoon @M_Raj03 @rahuldholakia #AjitAndhare @Viacom18Studios @priyaaven... On your marks.... Get set....”
Meanwhile, Taapsee has lately been a part of several successful films such as Badla, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aankh, and she has been vocal in her demand that male and female actors should get equal pay.
Shabaash Mithu is backed by Viacom18 Studios and directed by Raees helmer Rahul Dholakia. The film is slated for 5th Feb 2021 release.