Actress Taapsee Pannu says she played former Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj in the biopic “Shabaash Mithu”, which is one of her toughest roles to date.
Mumbai actress Taapsee Pannu says she played former Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj in the biopic “Shabaash Mithu”, which is one of her toughest roles to date. As one of the greatest female cricketers of all time, Indian batsman Mithali Raj redefined what is commonly referred to as “Gentleman’s Game” in the country. Pannu, who has proven his prowess in films such as “Pink”, “Naam Shabana”, “Mulk” and “Thappad”, said: “There are two religions in our country – cricket and film.
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If you call yourself a cricket lover, you should love women’s cricket just as much. You’re not just a lover of men’s cricket. Cricket means something and not gender. “The actress told PTI:” In the same way, the artist’s gender does not matter. It has to be about how the film is. If the film is about a male protagonist, then book the film in advance, but wait for reviews of a film with a female protagonist.
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Pannu said she felt “embarrassed” as she was unaware of the former India captain, his journey and achievements until Mithali Raj expressed his dissatisfaction over comparisons with his male cricket colleagues. It is worth mentioning that on the eve of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, Mithali Raj was asked who is her favorite male cricketer between India and Pakistan team. To this he gave a sharp answer and asked, “Are you asking a male cricketer who is his favorite female player?” The actress said: “I have been answering this question for over ten years, who is your favorite male star? Who do you want to work with?” “I rarely see male stars answer (the same) question,” she said. “Shabaash Mithu” with veteran actor Vijay Raaz hits theaters on July 15.
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