After Chhapaak, Shakuntala Devi and Kargil Girl, the Bollywood has announced one more biopic project based on a very inspiring Indian cricketer – Mithali Raj.
The movie named ‘Shabaash Mithu’ is slated to hit the cinema halls on February 5, 2021. While sharing the first look poster, Taapsee Pannu reminded everyone of Mithali Raj’s epic response to a sexist question in 2017:
“I have always been asked ‘Who’s your favourite male cricketer?’ but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.’ The statement that made every cricket lover pause and introspect that do they love the game or the gender playing it,”
Taapsee further added:
“Mithali Raj, you are a ‘game-changer’,”
“I have always been asked who’s your favourite male cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.” The statement that made every cricket lover pause n introspect that do they love the game or the gender playing it.@M_Raj03 you are a ‘Game Changer’ pic.twitter.com/2VlxYpXmSM
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 29, 2020
Wow .. it must be a good biopic (first time on a female cricketer !! pic.twitter.com/9fd3iVuPG6
— R.K. (@ipo_mantra) January 29, 2020
At IFORHER, we are extremely happy for Mithali Raj as she not only inspired many women to pursue the dream of becoming a cricketer but has also inspired many to shatter stereotypes in their personal and professional lives.