In a recent media interview, Anushka Sharma spoke about her experience of shooting for Chakda Xpress in Kolkata and how significant the city is for Jhulan Goswami’s cricket career.
"Kolkata has always had a very special place in my heart. The warmth of the city and the people, the delicious food, the beautiful architecture - I love everything about Kolkata and it is a pleasure to be back in the city of joy for Chakda Xpress," she says.
"The last time I shot a film here was for Pari and I have several fond memories from shooting that project here. I had also shot the announcement video of Chakda Xpress at the Eden Gardens and Jhulan had dropped by for the same. It was amazing to have her on the set and interact with her. She is such a positive soul. So, coming back here is like life coming to a full circle for me and the team," Sharma added.
Jhulan became the captain of the Indian Women's National Cricket team and is a role model for aspiring cricketers in the country. In 2018, an Indian postage stamp was issued in her honour. Jhulan holds the world record for the highest number of wickets taken by a woman in an international career.
Sharma has started filming Chakda Xpress which will be shot in India and UK and is being produced by Clean Slate Filmz.