Chakda Xpress: Netizens Unhappy About Anushka Sharma’s Casting As Jhulan Goswami

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Anushka Sharma will make a comeback from a film based on women’s cricket titled Chakda Xpress. It’s going to be a sports biopic depicting the life of Jhulan Goswami who’s the former captain of Indian national women’s cricket team.



The actress chose to announce her upcoming project and also shared the first teaser of the film.

This is what she wrote, “It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. 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.”

Anushka continued with her inspirational message that said Jhulan’s life is a true testimony to all those who think twice to work as per their passion and skills. And so, Chadka Xpress happens to be the most definitive look into the era of women’s cricket.

“As a woman, I was proud to hear Jhulan’s story and it is an honor for me to try and bring her life to audiences and cricket lovers. As a cricketing nation, we have to give our women cricketers their due. Jhulan’s story is truly an underdog story in the history of cricket in India and the film is our celebration of her spirit.” Anushka stated.


Chakda Xpress: Netizens Unhappy About Anushka Sharma’s Casting As Jhulan Goswami

But fans look unhappy about the maker’s choice to take Anushka for this film. Most of them were of the opinion that Anushka doesn’t suit in this role.



Another user stated while using crying emojis, “Biopic bna rahe hun to kam se kam Skin colour hi match kar lete (If you are making a biopic, at least match the skin tone.)”

Another user stated that they should have selected a Bengali actress for this role.


This is what another user asked, “Dark complexion wali actress kyu nahi use ki? Tum waalon ko kya problem hai dark complexion se? (Why didn’t you all use an actress with dark complexion? What problem do you have with dark skin people?)”

There were some users who found a great difference between the actress and Goswami. Others found a clear miss-match of height and skin color. Another user tweeted, “Jhulan Goswami is a sports icon in India, she deserves better.”

In the meanwhile, Jhulan also shared the official teaser of her biopic along with an inspirational note, “When you represent India, that’s all that is on your mind. Tum desh ke liye khel rahe ho, apne liye nahi. 11 women playing to place Team India’s name in history. It doesn’t matter if they said ladkiyan cricket nahi khel sakti. It doesn’t matter if sometimes a man’s accomplishments are placed above your own. It doesn’t matter if the stadiums are empty. When you pull up on to the pitch to bowl, all you see is the opponent holding the cricket bat and the stumps you need to knock out.”

“It’s this level of unblinking focus that lends itself to success. That, and remembering that you’re here not in spite of everything that went wrong, but because of everything that went right. It’s about knowing one’s place in the world and having one’s feet firmly on the ground. You deserve to be here. And this is only the beginning,” Jhoolan added further.

“Team India is not just the roaring sound of 1.3 billion voices cheering and praying. Sometimes, it is one girl from Chakda playing a game of cricket with her team shaking, screaming for, and rising together when the stumps are finally knocked out. Now is the time to watch the women shine,” she wrote.

This is what she added after the film resumed shooting, “It’s our time and we’re here to play. Today, you see us. Tomorrow, you’ll remember our names. Join us, as we cheer for Team India and bring to you this story. Chakda Xpress is now filming. Meet you on the field.”

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