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Taapsee Pannu to do Mithali Raj’s biopic

There are many biopics lined up for the audience this year. Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor have signed biopics and now Taapsee Pannu has joined the list as she is eager to do Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj‘s biopic.

Mithali Dorai Raj (born 3 December 1982) is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI. Often regarded as one of the greatest batswomen to have ever played the game, she is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures has acquired the rights for Mithali’s biopic. It was reported that the makers were keen to get Taapsee on board for the project.

“The script is not in place so it’s too early to talk about it. Right now, they are collecting material and the script has not been written yet. If they offer me, I will be very happy. I really want to do a sports biopic,” Taapsee told when asked about the biopic.

It was reported earlier that she is also a part of Anurag Kashyap’s Womaniya, a film based on real-life women sharpshooters. However, Taapsee said that she has read the script but is currently waiting for everything to fall in place. “I am still waiting for them to package the film. The entire cast and crew need to fall in place. I am waiting for that to happen. If that happens, then there will be an official announcement but yes I have read the script,” the  actress said.

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