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Chakda Xpress teaser: Jhulan Goswami says it's time to watch women shine through Anushka Sharma's film

 The film is based on the life of the former skipper and aims to showcase the challenges faced by women in the field of sports until they gain recognition

Akhila Damodaran
Jan 06, 2022
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Chakda Xpress is Jhulan Goswami's biopic

Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami is on cloud nine as her biopic, featuring Anushka Sharma, is in the making. The teaser of the upcoming sports drama Chakda Xpress was out today and Goswami seems all impressed with it. Sharing the video on her Instagram profile, Goswami shared a heartfelt note. Actor Anushka Sharma reshared her post on her Instagram story saying that it's an honour to play her role as the fastest female pacer in the history of world cricket, in the film. 

Jhulan wrote in her post that representing India was all that was on her mind while playing the sport and that nothing else mattered to her. "Tum desh ke liye khel rahe ho, apne liye nahi. 11 women playing to place Team India’s name in history. It doesn’t matter if they said ladkiyan cricket nahi khel sakti. It doesn’t matter if sometimes a man’s accomplishments are placed above your own. It doesn’t matter if the stadiums are empty," she wrote. She also added while bowling, all that she could see is the opponent holding the cricket bat and the stumps you need to knock out. And it is this undivided attention that brought her laurels and all the success. She further added that Team India is not just about the roaring sound of the 1.3 billion population, it is sometimes 'one girl from Chakda playing with her team and screaming and rising together when the stumps are finally knocked out'.

She further presented the teaser asking the audience to join in as they cheer for team India. "Meet you on the field," she said. 

Actor Anushka Sharma who is playing the role of Goswami in the film re-shared the post on her Instagram story and said she is inspired by her gutsy life. "It is an absolute honour to play you in the film. Every Indian must see and know what you and the girls in blue did and continue to do for the country," she wrote. 

The Netflix film is directed by Prosit Ray and is a retelling of events that shaped Jhulan's life. The film marks Sharma's comeback on the big screen after about two years.        

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