Biopic on Jhulan Ghoswami underway
The film will be made with the working Chakdah Express and will be the first biopic made on women's cricket
Former Indian women's cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami confirmed that a biopic would be made on her life with the working title, Chakdah Express. This will be the first biopic made on women's cricket. A biopic on former men's team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was already made, while a docu-drama on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was released earlier this year.
"I have got proposals for a biopic before as well. This felt like the right time," says Goswami, who helped India reach the final of the ICC Women's World Cup earlier this year, as the team lost to England by nine runs. She took three wickets in the match.
The 34-year old, who hails from Chakdaha, a city in Nadia district, is the highest wicket-taker in One-Day Internationals with 195 scalps in 164 matches.
The biopic, to be made in Hindi, will be directed by Susanta Das. "We will send our crew to wherever Jhulan has played. The focus will be her journey, the odds she overcame since she was 10. We hope it will inspire and motivate millions of youngsters. It's all about chasing your dream," Das says.