Taapsee Pannu bridged the method-acting gap between reel and real life by training with cricketer Mithali’s friend and ex-colleague Raj Nooshin Al Khadeer, for the actor’s upcoming sports biography drama Shabaash Mithu.
Nooshin, who is a longtime friend and former teammate of Mithali Raj, is perfectly suited to train and advise Taapsee for the film. She will teach him not only Mithali’s iconic cricket style, but also the other finer aspects of on-screen cricket ace emulation, such as his balance, stance and unique traits.
Although the two individuals come from very different professions, Taapsee and Mithali have many similarities between them. Elaborating on this, Nooshin said, “Taapsee is extremely dedicated and her commitment to playing cricket like a professional is commendable. It is heartwarming to see so many common traits between Taapsee and Mithali such as dedication, a go-ahead attitude and tenacity.”
Directed by Rahul Dholakia and written by Priya Aven, Shabaash Mithu revolves around the life of the captain of the Indian ODI Women’s Cricket Team, Mithali Dorai Raj, who is considered a beacon of women’s cricket across the world. The film is produced by Viacom18 Studios.
Apart from Shabaash Mithu, Taapsee’s impressive lineup of films also includes Looop Lapeta, Haseen Dillruba, Rashmi Rocket that she once wrapped and a sci-fi thriller titled Dobaaraa directed by Anurag Kashyap. The actor started filming for Doobaaraa after teasing the first look a few days ago. With this film, the actor finds Anurag after Manmarziyaan.