Actor Anushka Sharma has returned to film sets after almost three years (given the pandemic and her maternity break) with Chakda Xpress and she could not be happier.
“It feels like my first film again and I’m really excited to start this journey with Chakda Xpress, a film that I truly believe in. The pandemic unfortunately kept me away from returning to the movies despite me itching to start filming quickly. I would have loved to entertain and engage with fans and audiences way, way earlier,” Anushka, who was last seen in the 2018 released film ‘Zero’, said.
Chakda Xpress is a biopic on Women’s Cricket legend Jhulan Goswami.
Hailing from a small town in West Bengal named Chakda, Jhulan developed an affinity for cricket despite various obstacles on her way. The movie revolves around the highlights of Goswami’s career, from convincing her parents and breaking the stereotypes to her rise as one of the greatest Women’s cricketers India has ever produced.
As per reports, Anushka will be flying to the UK to shoot a 30-day schedule of the cricket film.
“A film of this scale needed tremendous prep in all departments and we are glad that Chakda Xpress has started off in style. Chakda Xpress is a delightful script that intends to make strong statements and I’m proud to creatively collaborate with my producer brother, Karnesh Ssharma, and my director, Prosit Roy, to tell a fascinating underdog story of a woman. It is a fact that women have to go that extra mile to earn their place in this patriarchal world. Jhulan Goswami’s life is testimony to the fact that she carved her own destiny and fought for every inch of spotlight and recognition,” Anushka added.
“I hope that I can do justice to this incredible script that is inspired by Jhulan’s life and times. I’m excited to challenge myself and push myself every single day at the shoot with Chakda Xpress and I hope that I can deliver my best with this film,” she concluded.