Reportedly, the film which is a biopic on Jhulan Goswami will also be shot in the United States.
Last Updated: 03.16 AM, May 30, 2022
Anushka Sharma's upcoming film on former Indian women's cricket captain Jhulan Goswami went on floors in the UK after months of preparation for Chakda 'Xpress. The team will be stationed there for 30 days, led by director Prosit Roy. According to insiders, Anushka understands the magnitude of the task of transferring a national icon's story to the big screen and is giving it her all.
While the majority of the film will be shot in the United Kingdom, a significant portion will be shot in the United States. A source told Mid Day that the Lord's Cricket Ground and Headingley Stadium are among the stadiums where the cricket portions will be shot. Through Jhulan's narrative, Prosit hopes to raise awareness about the oppressive politics that women cricketers confront.
This will be Anushka's first film since becoming a mother.
Earlier, during an interaction with Harper's Bazaar India, Anushka had spoken about being a part of Chakda 'Xpress. She had said that she was involved in the inception of the film. The actor intended to start working on it sooner, but the film was delayed due to the pandemic, and then she became pregnant. Anushka was apprehensive when she eventually started working on it because she had just had a kid and wasn't as strong as before. And the actor hadn't worked out in 18 months, so she wasn't in the ideal physical shape in the past. She would have pushed herself to do more in the gym. But, even though the actor was undecided about taking on the assignment, an inner voice kept encouraging her to go ahead and do it. That's the type of work Anushka likes to be a part of.
The Zero actor will always be willing to work on projects that are both engaging and content-driven.
Chakda 'Xpress is set to premiere on Netflix next year.