'The shoot to start in mid 2020'
Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu is gearing up to play former captain of the Indian women's cricket team, Mithali Raj, in the biopic Shabaash Mithu. The actor informs shooting for the film will start in the middle of 2020.
"It is going to be difficult, I know. I watch cricket a lot but I never played the game. So, it is going to be challenging for me. Mithali (Raj) has already told me that 'I'd like to see how you play the cover drive!' So, I dream of cover drives now," Taapsee laughed.
"I will start preparing for the film at the start of next year because we are going to start shooting of the film from middle of 2020," added the actor.
On December 3, Taapsee took to Instagram to wish Mithali Raj on her birthday with a series of pictures and a heartwarming message, along with which she made the formal announcement of the film.
Taapsee Pannu has lately been a part of several successful films such as Badla, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aankh, and she has been vocal in her demand that male and female actors should get equal pay.
Shabaash Mithu is directed by Rahul Dholakia.