One of probably the most anticipated movies of 2022, Shabaash Mithu with Taapsee Pannu within the lead position, will now be directed by Srijit Mukherji. The film relies on the lifetime of the captain of the Indian Women’s ODI cricket staff – Mithali Raj.
Speaking in regards to the change of guard, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios mentioned, “Covid disruptions have required rescheduling of shoot and as a result Rahul is moving on from Shabaash Mithu. It’s unfortunate that after sharing and nurturing this dream for a long time Rahul has to part ways. His contribution will remain, I thank him for that and wish him the very best. Srijit Mukherjee will now take over the director’s mantle. Srijit has worked with us closely on Ray and our plans of making a cricket film together will now come to fruition. I am sure he will bring all his passion and craft to this dream film.”
Multiple National Award-Winning Director – Srijit Mukherji is understood for steering cinematic masterpieces equivalent to Jaatishwar, Chotushkone, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, Gumnami in addition to Forget Me Not and Bahrupiya within the upcoming web-series Ray. Speaking about his subsequent directorial enterprise Shabaash Mithu, Srijit Mukherji mentioned, “Being a cricket buff and researcher, Mithali’s tale has always been an inspiration to me. I was excited since I had first heard of this film being made and now that I am a part of it I look forward to kickstart the journey to bring this exhilarating story to the silver screen soon.”
Even although Dholakia couldn’t proceed with the mission owing to vary in schedules amidst the pandemic, he nonetheless stays very keen on the script and the staff. Rahul Dholakia mentioned, “There are some films which you know you have to do. Shabaash Mithu was that film. Covid messed up everyone’s schedules, mine was no different. Unfortunately, I won’t be directing the fabulous script written by Priya Aven and conceived by Ajit Andhare on the life of the legendary cricketer Mithali Raj. The passion of a studio head like Ajit Andhare who sat with us on all discussions- in covid, in lockdowns; at all times, the passion of a writer like Priya who worked very hard to strike the balance between emotion and cricket is commendable. Taapsee’s passion to immerse herself in the character made it a delight to work with her. Ajit has a vision and a plan for the film and the way to release it. I wish him and the team the very best for it.”
Shabaash Mithu is the story of one of many world’s best girl cricketer, Mithali Raj and chronicles the highs and lows, setbacks and moments of euphoria of Mithali’s life with Taapsee Pannu essaying the titular position.
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