MUMBAI: Indian Cricketer Mithali Raj is celebrating her 37th birthday on 3rd December. On the occasion of the former captain of Indian women's national cricket team Mithali's birthday, there came a special announcement on her biopic and actress Taapsee Pannu is all set to step into Raj's shoes.
The Saand Ki Aankh actress took to her Instagram handle to share the news with all her fans. Celebrating Mithali's birthday, Taapsee wished her a very happy birthday. She wrote, "Happy Happy Birthday Captain @mithaliraj ! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it’s truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen. On this Birthday of yours I don’t know what gift I can give you but this promise that I shall give it all I have to make sure you will be proud of what you see of yourself on screen with #ShabaashMithu P.S- I am all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’ #HappyBirthdayCaptain."
The movie will be titled 'Shabaash Mithu', directed by Rahul Dholakia and will be produced under the banner of Viacom 18 studios.
Mithali Raj through her hard work and passion for the game has become one of the most successful women cricketers in the world. She is the only female cricketer to cross the landmark of 6000 runs in WODIs. She is the first one to score seven consecutive fifties in ODIs. The legend recently announced her retirement from T20 International in the month of September.
On the professional front, Taapsee was last seen in 'Saand Ki Aankh' alongside Bhumi Pednekar and the movie did fairly well on the box-office. She will be next seen in 'Thappad' and 'Rashmi Rocket'.