Mumbai: Anushka Sharma, who took a long break from the silver screen after her daughter Vamika was born, is all set tomake her comeback with an inspiring film”Chakda Xpress”.
The actor-producer announced the project in collaboration with Netflix India and will be essaying the role of all-rounder Jhulan Goswami, as the actor uses the catchline”Today, you see us. Tomorrow, you’ll remember our names.”
“Time to scream HOWZZAT cause we can’t contain the excitement to see Anushka Sharma hitting wickets like Jhulan Goswami in Chakda Xpress, filming soon,” Netflix India announce dalong with the teaser.
The actor also shared the video and said: “It is a really special film because it is essentially astory 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.”
The film will highlight the problems faced by Jhulan and her team when women’s cricket was yetto become popular.
“When you represent India, that’s all that is on your mind. Tum desh ke liye khel rahe ho, apneliye nahi. 11 women playing to place Team India’s name in history. It doesn’t matter if they said ladkiyan cricket nahi khel sakti,” Jhulan said on Twitter.
In the teaser, Anushka can be seen donning the Indian cricket team jersey. Fans also enjoy a bitof Bangla from the Dilli di kudi.
The actor also shared a long emotional post on Instagram: “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,” the actor, who is married to India captain Virat Kohli, said.
“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.
“We should all salute Jhulan and her team-mates for revolutionizing women’s cricket in India. It is their hard work, their passion and their undefeated mission to bring attention to women’scricket that has turned things around for generations to come.
“As a woman, I was proud to hear Jhulan’s story and it is an honour 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 filmis our celebration of her spirit.”