Anushka Sharma, who is presently filming Chakda Xpress as legendary Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, is set to shoot at four of the world’s top cricket grounds! According to the industry sources, Anushka will film in Lord’s Stadium in the United Kingdom, as well as at Headingley Stadium in the United Kingdom. Anushka Sharma is also set to shoot at a renowned stadium in India!
A top industry source was quoted by BH, “Yorkshire County Cricket Club have just announced a new sponsorship deal with Karnesh Ssharma’s Clean Slate Filmz, which will take over as principal sponsor at Headingley for the 2022 season. So, it’s certain that Anushka will shoot at this iconic stadium. Plus, given Jhulan’s cricket trajectory, Anushka is expected to shoot at Lord’s and at a few other big world cricket stadiums. It looks like she will travel to at least 4 big stadiums for the film!”
The source adds, “Anushka’s films have always been mounted on a big scale. Karnesh and Anushka want Chakda Xpress to become a definitive biopic based on a woman sportstar. Thus, no stones will be left unturned to ensure that Anushka doing Chakda becomes a huge talking point for audiences worldwide. This move definitely indicates that intention and also gives a promise that a big film is coming from Anushka that will have scale, patriotism and the message of equality all rolled into one.”
Jhulan’s remarkable journey is chronicled in Chakda Xpress as she rises through the ranks amid misogynistic politics, pursuing her ambition of playing cricket for India. She achieved her aim and went on to captain the Indian women’s national cricket team, serving as a role model for the country’s budding cricketers. An Indian postage stamp was issued in her honour in 2018.
At the recently finished ICC World Cup, Jhulan set a new world record for the most wickets taken by a woman in an international career, and she also became the joint top wicket-taker in women’s World Cup history. From 1982 through 1988, Jhulan equaled the 39 wickets taken by Australia’s Lyn Fullston.