Following the immense success of the biopics of MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, world’s leading wicket-takers ODI cricket, Jhulan Goswami’s life will now be portrayed on celluloid.
According to the reports of PTI, the movie is expected to be titled as ‘Chakdaha Express’ and it will trace the journey of Jhulan from her hometown in Nadia district to Lord’s where India lost the World Cup final by a narrow margin.
Jhulan’s biopic will be made in Hindi and director Susanta Das said they will soon start writing the film and the shoot will begin in April next year. During a chat at the Fanattic Sports Museum in New Town, Das who directed 2012 Bengali movie ‘Asche Bochor Abar Hobe’, said, “Shooting will be held from Chakdaha to Lord’s.”
He further added, “I cannot tell you the names as they are yet to be signed. But we are in talks with leading Bollywood actresses. We have seen MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar’s biopics. But this will be the first biopic on women’s cricket.”
Das concluded, “We will send our crew to wherever Jhulan has played. The focus will be her journey, the odds she overcame since she was 10. Hope it will inspire and motivate millions of youngsters. It’s about chasing your dream.”