Taapsee Pannu Upcoming Flick Shabaash Mithu Goes On The Floors From Today

Taapsee Pannu to resume the shoot of Shabaash Mithu under Srijit Mukherji’s direction

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Taapsee Pannu is one of the bold and hardworking actresses in the Bollywood industry. She has been working on more than one sports film and now Taapsee Pannu is all set to kick start the second one today. Taapsee Pannu is essaying Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj in Shabaash Mithu. The actress has now pulled sleeves to begin a two-month schedule of the sports film today. She will kickstart with a clean slate as a new director has come on board.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, director Rahul Dholakia who was going to direct the film at the start was pulled out and now Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has fit into the shoes of the director. While talking to a leading news portal, Taapsee Pannu said that she’s approaching the film with a clean slate. “I am always in a dilemma whether to get the game right or focus on her mannerisms and body language on the field. But for (Mithali Raj), the message matters the most,” the actress said.

While talking about her approach under director Srijit Mukherji Taapsee Pannu said, “Those portions were about her getting selected in the international squad. Now, Srijit wants me to learn things, which I hadn’t as per Rahul’s brief. He wants me to tweak a few mannerisms. I have washed off the previous memories, and am viewing it as base training for the film. Now, we are getting into further detailing of the game.”

Taapsee Pannu is quite aware of the criticism that may come her way when she picks up the bat. “Cricket bat aadmiyon ki jaagir hoti hai,” she jokes while talking about it. “When I hold a bat while playing a friendly match, I can sense men going, ‘I will show her now.’ They are either dismissive of the woman holding a bat, or they want to put her down. If I face this as an actor, I can’t imagine what Mithali has faced through her journey. It must’ve been an arduous journey for women’s cricket to reach where it is today,” Taapsee Pannu adds.

In order to ace the character in the sport- film Shabaash Mithu, Taapsee Pannu was given training for almost six months. The actress wishes she had more time at hand to learn the sport entirely. “Had I trained for a year, I would have [perfected] Mithali’s gait. We can’t overburden a woman-led film; it has restrictions. I hope our stories change things for the next generation,” Taapsee Pannu concluded her talk with a leading news portal.

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