Taapsee Pannu To Play Cricketer Mithali Raj

Taapsee Pannu To Play Cricketer Mithali Raj

Taapsee Pannu talks about playing the lead in yet another biopic after Soorma and Sandh ki Aankh
Taapsee Pannu To Play Cricketer Mithali Raj
Taapsee Pannu

After Soorma, Mission Mangal  and Sandh Ki Aankh, Taaapsee Pannu  has become quite the  bio-pic favourite. Now  Taapsee is all set to play  Mithali Raj the captain  of the Indian woman’s cricket team and she says she will  learn  cricket from scratch  for the role. Says Taapsee, “I am  attracted to bio-pics and  specially  those about sportspersons. I am interested in sports in general. Of course ,I will learn cricket to  play Mithali Raj. Is there any other way to do the biopic of the captain of the cricket team? Not to mention,  one of the best cricketer we have.”

Taapsee met  Mithali Raj recently  on  the latter’s birthday and  she was  most impressed by the  cricket star’s humility. “Mithali Raj  talks very less, reads a lot and is of a quiet demeanour, totally opposite to me. So that made it clear I have a lot to work upon when I step into her shoes.”

Taapsee also has  another  sports  biopic  that of a  Gujarati  sprinter  in Akarsh Khurana’s  Rocket Rashmi. She says, “That’s more of a human story not a sports biopic. As far  as doing  bio-pics is  concerned, I don’t mind that at all. The more the merrier. We have so many real-life heroes, so why  not celebrate them on screen? At least the country should know the treasure they have.”

 Which does she  find easier to  do, fictional or real-life characters? “Biopics are more stressful  than fictional stories.” Signing off  I congratulate  Taapsee on her astounding  headway. She  replies, “If I sit and look back I think I will be equally astounded. Or probably more because I have lived this journey. Might make me feel like I have chip on my shoulder so good I don’t have time to look back and relish that thought as of now.”

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