Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma announced her Bollywood comeback after pregnancy with the film ‘Chakda Xpress’. It is based on the life of Indian woman cricketer, Jhulan Goswami.
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The actress shared the first teaser with an inspiring note that read, “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.”
Anushka added that Jhulan’s life is a living testimony that passion and perseverance triumph over any or all adversities.
“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.“
While fans were happy to have the actress back on screens again, many commented that she doesn’t fit the role.
“As much as I love her, she does NOT fit this role…,” wrote a user.
Another said with crying emoticons, “Biopic bna rahe hun to kam se kam Skin colour hi match kar lete (If you are making a biopic, at least match the skin tone.)”
“A Bengali actress must have been chosen for this role,” said another in a tweet.
Some even criticized the actress’ Bengali accent.
Meanwhile, Jhulan also shared the teaser on her official handle and penned a moving note that read, “When you represent India, that’s all that is on your mind. 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. When you pull up on to the pitch to bowl, all you see is the opponent holding the cricket bat and the stumps you need to knock out.”