Inspired by the success of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar’s biopics, the world’s leading wicket taker in women’s One-Day Internationals, Jhulan Goswami’s life will now be portrayed on celluloid in a biopic, reported PTI on Tuesday.
Tentatively titled Chakdaha Express, the biopic will trace the journey of the fast bowler from her hometown in the Nadia district of West Bengal to Lord’s in London where India narrowly lost out on the women’s World Cup final to England in July.
The movie will be made in Hindi and director Susanta Das said the scripting was going to start soon and the shoot will begin in April next year.
“Shooting will be held from Chakdaha to Lord’s,” Das, who directed the 2012 Bengali movie Asche Bochor Abar Hobe (It’ll Happen Again Next Year), told PTI in Kolkata.
Without announcing the names, the director said they have shortlisted a few tall Hindi-movie names to play the role of Jhulan.
“I cannot tell you the names as they are yet to be signed. But we are in talks with leading Bollywood actresses,” he said.
The director hoped that it would inspire many youngsters.
“We have seen MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar’s biopics. But this will be the first biopic on women’s cricket,” Das said.
“We will send our crew to wherever Jhulan has played. The focus will be her journey, the odds she overcame since she was 10. Hope it will inspire and motivate millions of youngsters. It’s about chasing your dream,” he concluded.
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