Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu, who is set to play legendary cricketer Mithali Raj in her upcoming biopic ‘Shabaash Mithu’, shared that she couldn’t see a single picture of any female cricketer at the MCC museum at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Disappointed. The place is known as ‘Mecca of Cricket’.
The makers of ‘Shabaash Mithu’ have shot some matches and portions of the film at Lord’s Cricket Ground, where Taapsee takes a walk through the museum to get acquainted with the game, the ethos and history of the game.
Speaking about her experience of shooting at Home of Cricket Taapsee said: “It’s beautiful, it’s like a cricket museum, when I went there I saw all the things, pictures and memories that they kept there. Beautiful to take you back. Down the memory lane and make you understand the evolution of cricket, but the biggest disappointment for me in that stadium was not a single picture of any female cricketer.
The actress brought it up with Lord’s officials, hoping to see change in the future.
Earlier, Taapsee Pannu had told IANS how she prepared physically and mentally to portray Mithali And the kind of roles he is eager to play.
“It was one of the biggest challenges and especially for someone who has never played cricket before, portraying a living legend like her – the first woman whose name comes to mind when talking about women’s cricket.
“And it is also true that I would not have been motivated to give my best if this role had not been so challenging. Also, to perform as a character, we are both very different as individuals. So, the challenge was not limited to the cricket field only, it went beyond impersonating in a way. I’m not someone who is very nice simulation,
“When I have to portray someone who is not really like me I will not try to imitate him. I will try to embody him and make a version of myself like a part of myself in that character Give. Instead of just trying to imitate someone superficially. So it takes a little bit of mental effort to transform yourself to portray someone who is very different from you,” she said.
Shabaash Mithu, directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios, will hit the theaters on July 15.