Anushka Sharma has amazed everyone with the teaser of her upcoming Netflix Original movie, Chakda Xpress based on the life of Indian cricketer, Jhulan Goswami.
Anushka Sharma shared the first look teaser of Chakda Xpress , a biopic on the former captain of India national women’s cricket team Jhulan Goswami. Chakda Xpress will mark Anushka’s return to acting after a break of three years.
“It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice,” she wrote while sharing the teaser of the Netflix movie on Instagram. It shows her leading her team to a cricket field, wearing jerseys with slips of their own names slapped on the male cricketers’ names, as she makes a promise – “Today, you see us. Tomorrow, you’ll remember our names.”
Talking about the film, Anushka wrote in her post: “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. Chakda Xpress is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket.”
When you represent India, that’s all that is on your mind. Tum desh ke liye khel rahe ho, apne liye nahi. 11 women playing to place Team India’s name in history.— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) January 6, 2022
It doesn’t matter if they said ladkiyan cricket nahi khel sakti. pic.twitter.com/H7LQ4BEzQP
Jhulan Goswami, who also shared the film’s teaser on social media, wrote in her posts: “When you represent India, that’s all that is on your mind. Tum desh ke liye khel rahe ho, apne liye nahi. 11 women playing to place Team India’s name in history.”
“It doesn’t matter if they said ladkiyan cricket nahi khel sakti. It doesn’t matter if sometimes a man’s accomplishments are placed above your own. It doesn’t matter if the stadiums are empty. When you pull up on to the pitch to bowl, all you see is the opponent holding the cricket bat and the stumps you need to knock out.”
While fans were happy to have the actress back on screens again, many could not help but comment, “As much as I love her, she does NOT fit this role…”
Another said with crying emoticons, “Chakda Xpress bna rahe hun to kam se kam Skin colour hi match kar lete (If you are making a biopic, at least match the skin tone.)”
“A Bengali actress must have been chosen for this role,” said another in a tweet.
Still another asked, “Dark complexion wali actress kyu nahi use ki? Tum waalon ko kya problem hai dark complexion se? (Why didn’t you all use an actress with dark complexion? What problem do you have with dark skin people?)”