Taapsee to play Mithali Raj

After two successful outings ‘Mission Mangal’ and ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ this year, Taapsee Pannu is now all set to essay role of Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj on-screen and the flick will go on floors by name ‘Shabaash Mithu’.

“It’s truly an honour to play the role of India’s most successful captain where women’s cricket is concerned. Even though I have 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,” Taapsee said.

“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…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,” the actress added.