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Shabaash Mithu is Taapsee Pannu's birthday gift for captain Mithali Raj

Taapsee Pannu is all set to learn THE 'cover drive' for Mithali Raj biopic.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 03, 2019 11:17 IST
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 Taapsee Pannu to play Mithali Raj in her biopic

Taapsee Pannu announced her first biopic ever on the birthday of Indian cricketer and former captain of Women's National Cricket Team Mithali Raj. The actress will be portraying Mithali on the big screen. On her birthday, Taapsee shared a couple of pictures in which Mithali can be seen cutting a cake and thereafter, Taapsee giving her a red rose. In her Instagram post, Taapsee wrote that it's an honour to play Mithali on the big screen and on her birthday, she promises her to make proud.

''Happy Happy Birthday Captain @mithaliraj ! 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. On this Birthday of yours 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 P.S- I am all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’ #HappyBirthdayCaptain,'' she wrote.

Taapsee is inclined towards sports. Besides owning a badminton team Pune Seven Aces in Premier Badminton League, Taapsee is also rumoured to be dating Olympic silver medallist badminton player Mathias Boe. 

For unversed, Mithali is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket history and the only woman cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs.

On a related note, Taapsee's last release Saand Ki Aankh received lukewarm response at the box office. However, her Sujoy Ghosh's Badla went on to mint over Rs 100 crore.

Taapsee told PTI that she is honoured to play the role and has already started feeling the pressure of stepping in her shoes."I don’t think I want to trade this place with anyone else right now. She has always been brave and strong to back truth and her idols, and that is the connect I feel with her. The way she changed the way women's cricket is perceived and seen in India is truly a story worth telling," the actor said in a statement. "Kudos to Viacom18 Studios for choosing to tell this story. I look forward to working with Rahul Dholakia for this first of its kind story and to learn yet another sport which is treated as a religion in our country, cricket," she added.

Backed by Viacom18 Studios, Shabaash Mithu will be helmed by Raees director Rahul Dholakia.

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