Taapsee Pannu To Commence Filming For ‘Shabaash Mithu’ From Today

Taapsee Pannu To Commence Filming For ‘Shabaash Mithu’ From Today

Reeya Raykar

Taapsee Pannu brings characters to life with her impeccable acting skills, no? She will soon be seen playing the lead in the sports biopic Shabaash Mithu. The film will revolve around the Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj. Earlier, the actress shared a few BTS scenes from the same, but the pandemic messed up the schedule, which ultimately led to the director of the film, Rahul Dholakia calling it a quit mid-way. Srijit Mukherji will now be stepping into the director's shoes and he plans to start filming on a fresh note.

Taapsee recently revealed that she will let go of all that she had learnt earlier and start prepping up for the film on a from ground zero level. She also revealed that Shabaash Mithu will challenge people's views on cricket as a sport only for men, and will serve as an inspiration for many aspiring female cricketers

Speaking of the film, Taapsee revealed-
I am always in a dilemma whether to get the game right or focus on her mannerisms and body language on the field. But for (Mithali Raj), the message matters the most.
Those portions were about her getting selected in the international squad. Now, Srijit wants me to learn things, which I hadn't as per Rahul's brief. He wants me to tweak a few mannerisms. I have washed off the previous memories, and am viewing it as base training for the film. Now, we are getting into further detailing of the game.

She further added-

A cricket bat is the property of men. They are either dismissive of the woman holding a bat, or they want to put her down. If I face this as an actor, I can't imagine what Mithali has faced through her journey. It must've been an arduous journey for women's cricket to reach where it is today.

I am super excited for this movie, can't wait to see what Taapsee has in store for us!