Actor Taapsee Pannu, late on Wednesday, gave her fans a glimpse of her on-the-field cricket training for her upcoming film ‘Shabaash Mithu’. For her role as ace Indian Cricketer Mithali Raj in the biopic, Taapsee will be training with coach Nooshin Al Khadeer. Being the dedicated method actor that she is, Taapsee will be training to perfect her every action and stance to play a professional cricketer on screen.
Taking to Twitter, Taapsee wrote, “And romance with the bat n the ball has begun…. long way to go but a good start is half job done 🙂 This is going to be another milestone of sorts… For our captain cool @M_Raj03 and all her #WomenInBlue.”
Speaking about her training regimen for the film, Taapsee said, “I’ve never played the game before, have just been a spectator and a hyperventilating fan of the game. Being on the other side is going to be a huge challenge I’ve thrown at myself. But I feel pressure brings out the best in me. This is probably that one common trait I can identify between me and Mithali.”
As for ‘Shabaash Mithu’, the film is produced by Viacom18 Studios and directed by Rahul Dholakia, and written by Priya Aven. ‘Shabaash Mithu’ is the inspiring tale of the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team, Mithali Raj. An inspiration to billions of young girls in the country, her life is now all set to be documented on the silver screen in this biopic.
Taapsee is currently shooting for ‘Looop Lapeta’, a remake of the German hit Run Lola Run, in Goa. On the work front, apart from ‘Looop Lapeta’ and ‘Shabaash Mithu’, Taapsee has Deepak Sundarajan’s Tamil film with Vijay Sethupathi, Haseen Dillruba, Rashmi Rocket, and a sci-fi thriller directed by Anurag Kashyap.