Mumbai: Sony Pictures International Productions, India has bought the rights for cricketer Jhulan Goswami’s biopic.The studio will develop and produce the film in partnership with Dunamis Entertainment, a press release said.
The film will explore the inner and outer world of Goswami – the story of a little girl from Nadia in West Bengal who went on to become the highest wicket taker in international women’s cricket.
An inspiring story of the all-rounder and former skipper of the national team, the movie will highlight various spheres of her life – riddled with extreme hardships and massive achievements.
After “102 Not Out” and “Padman”, the biopic is Sony Pictures India’s latest project.Jhulan will be the first female cricketer on whom a biopic will be made. “I have got proposals for a biopic before as well. This is the right time I thought,” Goswami told reporters on the sidelines of an event.
Goswami helped India reach the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup earlier this year when the eves lost to England by nine runs. She took three wickets in the summit clash.
The 34-year old, who hails from Chakdaha, a city and a municipality in Kalyani subdivision of Nadia district, is the highest wicket-taker in One-day Internationals (ODIs) with 195 scalps in 164 matches.The biopic, to be made in Hindi, will be directed by Susanta Das.
The biopic is likely to be completed by the time Goswami joins skipper Mithali Raj and the rest of the team for the World Twenty20 (T20) tournament in November 2018.