Not Approached to Play Mithali Raj: Taapsee Pannu

Is Taapsee doing the Mithali Raj biopic?

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Earlier reports suggested that Taapsee Pannu had been approached to play ace cricketer Mithali Raj in her biopic. But at a recent event, Taapsee shot down the rumours and said that she had not received any such offer. Here’s what she told PTI.

If I get it (the film) then it will be amazing to play cricket. You all please recommend my name to them. I wish I get to play this role. I really wanted to get signed for that film
Taapsee Pannu, Actor

The biopic will be on the life of cricketer Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODIs), Mumbai Mirror reported.

Previously, Taapsee has essayed the role of a hockey player in Shaad Ali’s Soorma, based on the life of Sandeep Singh, India’s former captain.


Since Viacom18 had announced the project in 2017, it has generated a lot of interest. “Taapsee has verbally agreed to do the film, but she is yet to sign the papers. Once a director comes on board, the formalities will be completed. As of now, the script is being developed”, a source told Mumbai Mirror.

Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in international women’s cricket, and the only women cricketer to surpass the 6,000-run mark in WODIs. In June 2018, during the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup, she became the leading run-getter for India (either male or female) in T20is. Last week, Mithali completed 20 years in International Cricket.

Meanwhile, Taapsee Pannu has wrapped up shoot for Saand ki Aankh with Bhumi Pednekar.

(Inputs: PTI)

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