Though speculations had been going on for some time, it has finally been confirmed that actor Taapsee Pannu will star in the upcoming biopic, Shabaash Mithu. It is based on the life of Indian cricketer and former national captain Mithali Raj and will be directed by Rahul Dholakia.
IT'S OFFICIAL... #TaapseePannu to star in the biopic on the life of cricket legend #MithaliRaj... Titled #ShabaashMithu... Directed by Rahul Dholakia [#Raees]... Produced by Viacom18 Studios. pic.twitter.com/Es3jBcxMpA— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 3, 2019
Taapsee took to Twitter to wish Mithali on her birthday while promising to 'give it all' in her on-screen portrayal. She also added that she was all set to 'learn THE ‘cover drive’.
Happy Birthday Captain @M_Raj03 On this Birthday, I don’t know what gift I can give you but this promise that I shall give it all I have to make sure you will be proud of what you see of yourself on screen with #ShabaashMithu— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) December 3, 2019
P.S- I’m all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’ pic.twitter.com/a8Ha6BMoFs
The film will focus on how women's cricket is treated in a nation obsessed with cricket, while focusing on Mithali's journey. Taapsee was last seen in the biopic Saand Ki Aankh, which is based on the life of the world's oldest female sharpshooters.