Taapsee Pannu to essay role of Mithali Raj in 'Shabaash Mithu'

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NEW DELHI: Taapsee Pannu is all set to essay the role of Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj on-screen and the flick will go on floors by the name 'Shabaash Mithu'.

Taapsee announced the upcoming project on Instagram while wishing Mithali on her 37th birthday.

Wishing the birthday girl, the 'Naam Shabana' actor assured her that she is all prepared to learn the 'cover drive'.

"Happy Happy Birthday Captain Mithali Raj! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it's truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen," she captioned a string of pictures shared on Instagram.

"I shall give it all I have to make sure you will be proud of what you see of yourself on screen with #ShabaashMithu", Taapsee promised

The skipper, who turned 37 today achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first woman cricketer to complete 20 years in the international cricket earlier in October.

"Shabaash Mithu" will be backed by Viacom18 Studios and directed by "Raees" helmer Rahul Dholakia.

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