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Anushka Sharma channels inner Jhulan Goswami as she trains for Chakda Xpress. See pics

Feb 22, 2022 04:21 PM IST

Anushka Sharma was clicked training hard at a cricket ground in Mumbai as she prepared for the role of Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami in her upcoming film Chakda Xpress.

Anushka Sharma will be seen portraying Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami in her upcoming film Chakda Xpress. And in order to get in shape to convincingly play the international cricketer, Anushka has begun her training.

Anushka Sharma training in the nets for Chakda Xpress on Tuesday. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Anushka Sharma training in the nets for Chakda Xpress on Tuesday. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

On Tuesday, the actor was clicked on a cricket field doing the training drills and warm ups in the nets in preparation for her role. In the paparazzi pictures, Anushka can be seen doing warm ups and physical conditioning in the nets at a ground in Mumbai. As per reports shoot is set to begin soon and is expected to conclude later this year.

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Anushka Sharma in the nets training for cricketer Jhulan Goswami's biopic.
Anushka Sharma in the nets training for cricketer Jhulan Goswami's biopic.
Anushka engaged in physical training to get into shape for the role of an international fast bowler.
Anushka engaged in physical training to get into shape for the role of an international fast bowler.
Anushka Sharma taking a breather during the practice sessions.
Anushka Sharma taking a breather during the practice sessions.

Jhulan Goswami is regarded as one of the greatest Indian women cricketers and holds the world record for most wickets in One Day Internationals. The fast bowler made her international debut in 2002 and has played 274 games for India over the last 20 years. The film is inspired from the events of her life and how she rose to stardom in an era when women's cricket struggled for eyeballs.

Last month, talking about the film, Anushka had written on social media, "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. This film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket."

Directed by Susanta Das, the film will release on Netflix but there is no official release date announced. The project was announced last month in the form of a teaser video where Anushka's look as Jhulan was unveiled. However, the actor was criticised and trolled for her 'unconvincing' Bengali accent.

Also read: Chakda Xpress teaser: Anushka Sharma ends her 3-year long break with Jhulan Goswami biopic and Bengali accent. Watch

The teaser featured Anushka speaking in Bengali but many viewers commented that the accent was not on point. Others also criticised the layer of make-up put on Anushka to darken her complexion.

 

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