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Biopic on cricketer Jhulan Goswami announced

After Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Jhulan Goswami becomes the third cricketer to have a biopic on her life.

bollywood Updated: May 17, 2018 18:19 IST
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Jhulan Goswami on the cricket ground during a match.(AP)

Bollywood is never tired of making films on real life heroes, and why should the film industry shy away when we have such inspiring stories around us? Even as films on the lives of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and hockey player Sandeep Singh are all set to release in the next few months, Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to a biopic on cricketer Jhulan Goswami.

India’s pace spearhead and former Indian cricket team captain, Jhulan Goswami is currently the leading wicket-taker in the women’s ODI format. She becomes the first woman cricketer, second woman sportsperson and third cricketer to have a biopic on her.

Jhulan, 35, created yet another record in February this year when she took 200 wickets during the second ODI of the three-match series with South Africa at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley and became the first woman cricketer to do so in one-day internationals (ODI).

Announcing the news, Sony Pictures India tweeted, “Hands down one of the most inspiring life stories ever told - legendary woman ODI cricketer @JhulanG10 ‘s life is set to come alive on the big screen! We can’t wait to bring Jhulan Biopic to you with our partners at Dunamis Entertainment - @rajneesh_chopra and @GBspeak.”

Details on the film are awaited.

Jhulan was adjudged as the ICC Women’s Play of the Year in 2007 and has also been honoured with a commemorative stamp for her outstanding feats with the national team.

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First Published: May 17, 2018 18:17 IST