Srijit Mukherji takes over from Rahul Dholakia as director of Taapsee Pannu starring Shabaash Mithu: Bollywood News


One of the most anticipated movies of 2022, Shabaash Mithu with Taapsee Pannu in the title role, it will now be directed by Srijit Mukherji. The film is based on the life of the captain of the ODI Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj.

Speaking about the changing of the guard, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios said: “Covid outages have required rescheduling filming and as a result Rahul is going from Shabaash Mithu. It is unfortunate that after sharing and nurturing this dream for a long time, Rahul has to part ways. Your contribution will remain, I appreciate it and I wish you the best. Srijit Mukherjee will now take over as director. Srijit has worked closely with us on Lightning and our plans to make a cricket movie together will now come true. I am sure that he will bring all his passion and his craft to this dream movie. “

National Award Winning Director: Srijit Mukherji is known for directing cinematic masterpieces such as Jaatishwar, Chotushkone, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, Gumnami as well as Do not forget me Y Bahrupiya in the next web series Lightning. Talking about his next directorial adventure Shabaash MithuSrijit Mukherji said: “As a researcher and cricketer, Mithali’s story has always been an inspiration to me. I was excited since I first heard that this movie was being made and now that I am a part of it, I hope to start the journey to bring this exciting story to the big screen soon. “

Even though Dholakia was unable to continue with the project due to schedule changes in the midst of the pandemic, she is still very fond of the script and equipment. Rahul Dholakia said: “There are some movies that you know you have to do. Shabaash Mithu it was that movie. Covid ruined everyone’s schedules, mine was no different. Unfortunately, I will not direct the fabulous script written by Priya Aven and conceived by Ajit Andhare about the life of legendary cricketer Mithali Raj. The passion of a studio director like Ajit Andhare, who sat with us in all the discussions, in covid, in private closings; Throughout, the passion of a writer like Priya, who worked so hard to achieve the balance between emotion and cricket, is commendable. Taapsee’s passion for immersing himself in character made her a pleasure to work with. Ajit has a vision and a plan for the movie and how to release it. I wish him and the team the best for it ”.

Shabaash Mithu is the story of one of the best female cricketers in the world, Mithali Raj, and chronicles the ups and downs, setbacks and moments of euphoria in Mithali’s life with Taapsee Pannu rehearsing the title role.

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