Watch: Anushka Sharma set to make powerful comeback as Jhulan Goswami in ‘Chakda Xpress’

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Mumbai: After a long wait of almost 3 years, Bollywood actress and India Test skipper Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma is back with a bang as she shares a glimpse of her upcoming project ‘Chakda Xpress.’

The film is based on the life of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami, in which Anushka will be seen playing the titular role as she dons the Indian jersey with her girl gang. The first look of the film looks quite interesting and we have to admit that the actress looks like a breath of fresh air on the big screen.

The 1-minute long teaser takes us to the year 2008 when the Indian team was gearing up to face the Australian team but unlike the men’s team, there were hardly any spectators cheering them on. Anushka as Goswami talks about creating an identity for herself and her team on the global stage. She makes a promise ‘Today, you see us. Tomorrow, you’ll remember our names.’ “If cricket is a religion, why are men the only Gods?” questions the followers view film’ have triumph not-so-rosy teammates, honor teaser. Check out the tease here:

Sharing a teaser of the film, Anushka wrote, “It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. At a time when Jhulan decided to become a cricketer and make her country proud on the global stage, it was very tough for women to even think of playing the sport. This film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket.”

“From support systems to facilities, to having a stable income from playing the game, to even having a future in cricket very little propelled women of India to take up cricket as a profession. Jhulan had a fighting and extremely uncertain cricketing career and she stayed motivated to make her country proud. She strived to change the stereotype that women can’t make a career out of playing cricket in India so that the next generation of girls had a better playing field. Her life is a living testimony that passion and perseverance triumph over any or all adversities and Chakda Xpress is the most definitive look into the not-so-rosy world of women’s cricket back then. There is still a lot of work to be done and we have to empower them with the best so that the sport can flourish for women in India,” Anushka added.

Anushka signed off her post with these words: “We should all salute Jhulan and her teammates for revolutionizing women’s cricket in India. It is their hard work, their passion, and their undefeated mission to bring attention to women’s cricket that has turned things around for generations to come. As a woman, I was proud to hear Jhulan’s story and it is an honor for me to try and bring her life to audiences and cricket lovers. As a cricketing nation, we have to give our women cricketers their due. Jhulan’s story is truly an underdog story in the history of cricket in India and the film is our celebration of her spirit.”

The biopic on the former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team is being produced by Anushka’s production house Clean Slate Films and directed by Prosit Roy. He previously helmed Anushka Sharma’s Pari. The film has been written by Abhishek Bannerjee.

The film on Jhulan, who is a Padmashri and Arjuna Award recipient and who continues to be the highest wicket-taker in Women’s One Day International cricket, will go on floors this year.  Anushka was last seen in the 2018 release Zero opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

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