Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is all set to make her comeback after three years with the film ‘Chakda Xpress’ based on the life of female Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami. The movie will have an OTT release on Netflix.
Anushka calls ‘Chakda Xpress’ a really special film because it “is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice.” “Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. At a time when Jhulan decided to become a cricketer and make her country proud on the global stage, it was very tough for women to even think of playing the sport,” she said.
Anushka shared that the film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket. “From support systems, to facilities, to having a stable income from playing the game, to even having a future in cricket – very little propelled women of India to take up cricket as a profession. Jhulan had a fighting and extremely uncertain cricketing career and she stayed motivated to make her country proud.