‘Chakda Xpress’ Teaser Drops, Desis Ask Why A Dusky Bengali Actor Wasn’t Cast As Lead?

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma will finally be seen on the big screen as she plays Jhulan Goswami, former Indian captain of the Women’s cricket team, in her biopic ‘Chakda ‘Xpress’.


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In the short teaser released by the makers, the ‘Zero’ actor was seen donning the blue jersey and leading the team with an aim to get Indian womens’ cricket the respect and recognition they deserve.

Sharing the video, the 33-year-old Sharma wrote that the film is ‘really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. ‘

She further added:

“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. This film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket.”


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And ever since the teaser of the biopic dropped online, people have been sharing their two cents on it. While some were excited to see Sharma back on screen, that too playing the role of the gutsy cricketer, a handful of them pointed out that her Bengali accent looked fake. ‘They could have hired a dusky-looking Bengali actor for the role,’  some said.

Take a look at the reactions:

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Some even suggested that the makers could have cast actors like Konkona Sen Sharma, Bidita Bag, Tillotama Shome, Sayani Gupta instead for adequate representation of Jhulan’s character.

Earlier, Manipuri model-actor Lin Lainshram also questioned the makers of the film ‘Mary Kom’ why they didn’t cast a girl from the Northeast to play the role of the Indian boxer Mary Kom in her biopic instead of  Priyanka Chopra Jonas?

Having said that, the teaser does look promising. Looking forward to watching the story of a national hero unfold on the big screens.

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