Taapsee Pannu to essay role of cricketer Mithali Raj in 'Shabaash Mithu'

WION Web Team New Delhi Dec 03, 2019, 08.55 PM(IST)

Taapsee announced her new film- a biopic on Mithali Raj, on the cricketer's birthday Photograph:( Instagram )

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Taapsee announced the upcoming project on Instagram while wishing Mithali on her 37th birthday. Taapsee`s wish for Mithali wasn`t a simple affair as she surprised fans with the big news

Sports biopics are the new favourites in B-Town. Biopics on Saina Nehwal, Kapil Dev and Abhinav Bindra are already in the making and now, a biopic on Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been announced. Actress Taapsee Pannu will be playing the cricketer in the film that has been titled as 'Shabaash Mithu`.

Taapsee announced the upcoming project on Instagram while wishing Mithali on her 37th birthday. Taapsee`s wish for Mithali wasn`t a simple affair as she surprised fans with the big news. Wishing the birthday girl, the `Naam Shabana` actor assured her that she is all "prepared to learn the `cover drive`."

"Happy Happy Birthday Captain Mithali Raj! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it`s truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen," she captioned a string of pictures shared on Instagram.

Adding how confused she is about choosing a gift for her, Taapsee promised 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."

The skipper who turned 37 today achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first woman cricketer to complete 20 years in the international cricket earlier in October.

Meanwhile, Taapsee, on her work front was last seen alongside Bhumi Pednekar in `Saand Ki Aankh`, a film based on the lives of India`s two sharpshooters - Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, who took up shooting in their 60s.