Mitali Raj receiving the Padma Shri award from the Indian President
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Biopics are trending topic in Bollywood. We have seen so many biopics of a few inspirational legends and their aspiring stories as well. A Biopic on various sports are regularly coming — this time its female cricketer whose story is all set to inspire you — Mithali Raj. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures have acquired the rights to portray her story.

Mithali Raj is the captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team and the highest run-scorer in women’s cricket. She is the only one to have crossed 6000 runs in International cricket. Over the years Mithali, has played in 10 Tests and 194 ODIs besides 77 T20Is in her illustrative career.  For her achievement, she has awarded with Arjuna Award for Cricket in 2003 and in 2015 with Padma Shri.  She made her international debut in June 1999 against Ireland. She is also known as Lady Sachin.

source : Hindustan Times

Taapsee Pannu has shown interest to became Lady Sachin on the screen. But, According to Viacom 18, the movie is still in his initial stages. Right now, they are collecting material and the script has not been written yet. Taapsee had made herself a contender. On the other hand makers of the biopic are also interested in Taapsee as well.

Mitali Raj in World Cup Match reading book

Mithali Raj in a statement said: “I am pleased with this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Hoping that this movie inspires more people especially young girls to take up sports as a career.”