Chakdaha Express: After Dhoni, Tendulkar now a biopic on Jhulan Goswami

The movie, to be made in Hindi, will be directed by Susanta Das.

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Chakdaha Express: After Dhoni, Tendulkar now a biopic on Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami


The life of Jhulan Goswami, world's leading wicket taker in women's ODI cricket, will now be portrayed on celluloid.

After the success of cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar's biopics, the tentively titled film 'Chakdaha Express' will trace the journey of Jhulan from her hometown in Nadia district to Lord's where India narrowly lost out on the women's World Cup final to England.

The movie will be made in Hindi and director Susanta Das said they will start the scripting soon and the shoot will begin in April next year.

"Shooting will be held from Chakdaha to Lord's," Das who directed 2012 Bengali movie 'Asche Bochor Abar Hobe', told PTI at Fanattic Sports Museum.

Without announcing the names, the director said they have shortlisted a few tall Bollywood actors to play the role of Jhulan.

"I cannot tell you the names as they are yet to be signed. But we are in talks with leading Bollywood actresses," he said.

The director hoped that it would inspire many youngsters.

"We have seen MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar's biopics. But this will be the first biopic on women's cricket," Das said.

"We will send our crew to wherever Jhulan has played. The focus will be her journey, the odds she overcame since she was 10. Hope it will inspire and motivate millions of youngsters. It's about chasing your dream," he concluded. 

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