Makers of Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu unveiled the first look poster of the film yesterday. Fans have been going berserk ever since, owing to the uncanny resemblance between Taapsee and the former Cricket Captain of the Indian Women’s Team, Mithali Raj.

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And now, Taapsee has finally spilt the beans on how did she prepare for the role of the former captain and what pushed her into signing up for the film. Taapsee has revealed that the makers approached her because of the similarities in not just the thoughts but also the lives that she and Mithila have lived.

Taapsee Pannu On Shabaash Mithu: “I Was Roped In Because Mithila & I Have Similar Lives”
Shabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu Reveals The Real Reason Why She Was Roped In & It Has Everything To Do With Mithali Raj

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The Pink actress has been quoted by Mid-Day saying, “I was roped in because Mithali and I have similar life approach and ideologies. We don’t want to replicate the look to the tee.” Further opening-up about her look in the film, Taapsee went on to say, “We want to make it as convincing as possible, but it’s not as important to look like her as it is to perform and behave like her. I was constantly in touch with her while shooting for the poster. She texted me yesterday saying that there’s barely any difference between her and me [in the poster]. That validation matters a lot. I want her to say this after watching the movie, too.”

Meanwhile sharing the look yesterday, Taapsee took to her social media handle and captioned the look as “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’”

Directed by Rahul Dholakia and backed by Viacom 18, Shahbaash Mithu is slated to release on the 5th of February, 2021.

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