The leading wicket-taker in the history of women’s cricket Jhulan Goswami is set for an interesting news coming her way. The Indian speedster will be the next cricketer after MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar to get a biopic. The movie will be directed by the Bengali director Susanta Das and will be produced by Sony Pictures Network.
The film is tentatively Titled as ‘Chakdaha Express’, the place where she belongs to a small town near Nadia district in West Bengal. After ‘102 Not Out’ and ‘Padman’ this will be Sony pictures Network next project and the studio will produce the film in collaboration with ‘Dunamis Entertainment’.
Hands down one of the most inspiring life stories ever told – legendary woman ODI cricketer @JhulanG10 ‘s life is set to come alive on the big screen! We can’t wait to bring Jhulan Biopic to you with our partners at Dunamis Entertainment – @rajneesh_chopra and @GBspeak pic.twitter.com/FcXpwtxmAV
— Sony Pictures India (@SonyPicsIndia) May 17, 2018
Fresh from the success of #PadMan and #102NotOut, Sony Pictures International Productions India acquires rights for a biopic on legendary cricketer Jhulan Goswami… Sony will develop and produce #JhulanBiopic in partnership with Dunamis Entertainment. pic.twitter.com/CwW0nqIetF
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 17, 2018
It is an inspirational move for Jhulan Goswami who already is an inspiration to many budding female talents in this sport. She took up cricket at a very early age of 15 and like many other Bengali’s Jhulan too was fond of Football. She has worked hard for cricket since her teen and at the age of 19, she made her dream debut for India in 2002 in a One day International against England at Chennai.
The biopic will be made in Hindi and will mainly trace the journey from her hometown in Nadia district to Lord’s cricket ground where Indian women’s team lost the World Cup finals against England on July 23, 2017.