Anushka Sharma unveils first poster of her as cricketer Jhulan Goswami in 'Chakda Xpress', writes 'Jhulan’s story is truly an underdog story in the history of cricket in India' | Hindi Movie News - Bollywood - Times of India

Bollywood beauty Anushka Sharma along with her little daughter Vamika are currently in South Africa accompanying her husband Virat Kohli. Anushka, who is an avid social media user, keeps sharing glimpses of her personal life with fans, whether it's her New Year celebration with Virat or goofy video basking in the sun. Now, most recently Anushka surprised her fans after she dropped the first look of her comeback film 'Chakda Xpress', where she will be essaying the role of former Indian cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami. Explaining why the film is so special for her, Anushka 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.' Calling Jhulan's life a 'living testimony' Anushka further write, '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.' She concluded her note by saluting the ace cricketer and wrote, '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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