A biopic on former Indian women’s cricket captain Jhulan Goswami had been talked about since 2018, however no details including who would play Goswami had been divulged.
On Monday, pictures of Anushka and Jhulan walking together at what appears to be Eden Gardens started doing the rounds of some fan sites. And it didn’t take long for social media to be abuzz with speculation about whether the star actress had been roped in to play the title character.
In the pictures, Sharma can be seen wearing an Indian cricket jersey as she walks with Jhulan at what appears to be the Eden Gardens in Kolkata with cameras in front of them.
According to reports, Anushka, whose husband Virat Kohli is the current Indian men’s cricket captain, was in Kolkata for a shoot on Saturday. However, there is no confirmation about whether she is actually taking on the role of Jhulan Goswami in the biopic.
The biopic was announced in May 2018 as an association between Sony Pictures and Dunamis Entertainment.
News agency PTI had reported that the movie was tentatively titled Chakdaha Express and would track Jhulan Goswami's rise in the cricketing world, her journey from her hometown in West Bengal's Nadia district to Lord's, where India lost to England in the women's World Cup final in 2017.