Anushka Sharma shared the teaser of Chakda Xpress, a biopic of Indian legendary woman cricket player and former captain Jhulan Goswami. Jhulan Goswami is probably the biggest name in women’s cricket. After almost 3 years, Anushka Sharma is making a comeback. She was last seen in the movie Zero opposite Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Chakda Xpress will stream on Netflix. Netflix also shared a poster of filming soon on its social media platform. Anushka Sharma shared a touching note on Instagram for her new project Chakda Xpress and wrote,
“It is a really special film because it is essentially a story 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. 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. 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. Her life is a living testimony that passion and perseverance triumphs over any or all adversities and Chakda Xpress is the most definitive look into the not so rosy world of women’s cricket back then. There is still a lot of work to be done and we have to empower them with the best so that the sport can flourish for women in India.
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’s cricket 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 film is our celebration of her spirit.”
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The teaser received a mixed reaction from the audience. While some of them praised Anushka Sharma in a teaser, while some criticized her for the accent. Have you watched the teaser? How did you find it? Let us know in the comments below.