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Shabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu announces wrap of Mithali Raj biopic

The actor has been shooting for the film in London. 

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 09, 2021
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After shooting extensively for Mithali Raj's biopic Shabaash Mithu, Taapsee Pannu has announced the shoot wrap. The actor took to her social media pages and shared a BTS still from the film featuring herself in an Indian cricket team jersey along with her onscreen teammates. Taapsee wrote a beautiful message along with the photo and revealed that the film will hit the big screens in 2022, citing the 2022 ICC Women's T20 World Cup. 

The actor captioned her post as "8 ki thi jab kisi ne ek Sapna dikhaya tha, ki ek din ayega jab cricket sirf gentleman’s game nahi hoga." Humaari bhi ek team hogi, ek pehchaan hogi... “Women in Blue” aa rahe hai hum... Jald hi... #ShabaashMithu It's a film wrap! Get ready to cheer for the World Cup 2022! # WomenInBlue @mithaliraj, @srijitmukherji, @priyaaven, @ajit_andhare, @viacom18studios. "

Shabaash Mithu is directed by Srijit Mukherji, who took over the project from Rahul Dholakia. The film is produced by Viacom18 Studios, headed by Ajit Andhare. 

Earlier, during an interaction with Bollywood Hungama, Andhare spoke about backing Shabaash Mithu. The producer revealed that his motivation for making this film stemmed from the realization that, in a cricket-crazed country like India, women's cricket receives little attention. Thus, he determined that they should recount this narrative because no one had ever heard it before. 

He felt that the best way to tell it was through Mithali Raj's life story, who is the most successful female cricketer in the country's history. Andhare added that Shabaash Mithu is a film that was created in-house at the studio. They wrote it entirely in-house, with no help from other writers.

While talking about Mukherji replacing Dholakia as the director, the producer said for a few days, the Raees helmer was the director. However, the entire issue arose as a result of the COVID-19 predicament. Andhare said that Dholakia and Taapsee's dates did not coincide. 

He further said that his production company has complete control over Shabaash Mithu because it belongs to the studio and is not a side project. Call it a relatively painless transfer. Andhare said that Mukherji had previously worked with them, and that he was not just a cricket fan, but also an IPL commentator. 

While praising the filmmaker, Andhare said that Mukherji has a thorough understanding of the game and that it was simply a matter of taking up the phone and getting him on board. He also revealed that before Shabaash Mithu, they talked about a few cricket movies with Mukherji. 

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