Actress Anushka Sharma previously shared taking batting tips from her husband and Indian cricketer. Virat Kohli for her upcoming film Chakda Xpress. However, this does not seem to make Anushka’s life easier. The actress shared a selfie on Instagram on Wednesday to express her regret that she did not play cricket when she was growing up. Anushka shared her photo on her Instagram stories: “Kaash bachpan mein kuch toh cricket khela hota, toh aaj aisi haalat na hoti. (I wish I played cricket when I was growing up. I wouldn’t bother so much today.) “
Anushka announced Chakda Xpress earlier this year. The film represents her return to the silver screen after she adopted motherhood. In the film, we see her playing cricket Jhulan Goswami. Earlier in an Instagram post, the actor revealed why the film and the character are special to her. “Jhulan has had a fighting and extremely uncertain cricket career and has remained motivated to make her country proud. She tried to change the stereotype that women cannot make a career playing cricket in India so that the next generation of girls would have a better pitch. “Her life is a living testimony that passion and perseverance prevail over all or all adversity, and Chakda Xpress is the most definitive look into the not-so-rosy world of women’s cricket at the time,” she wrote.
The actor added: “As a woman, I was proud to hear Jhulan’s story, and I am honored to try to bring her life closer to the audience and cricket lovers.”
Earlier this month, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Anushka Sharma revealed that she and Virat Kohli were discussing her preparations for the film. “Whenever I had a good day learning, I like to share my videos with Virat to get his feedback. Fortunately, he’s not a pitcher, so I listen to my coach more. But I turn to Virat for batting tips, “she said.
Chakda Xpress will stream exclusively on Netflix.