Here are 5 Indian actresses in Bollywood who acted in female led sport biopics just like Anushka Sharma who is all set to release her first such film in 2022, which is Chakda Xpress.
Anushka Sharma as Jhulan Goswami
Anushka Sharma is seen as Jhulan Goswami, the former captain of Indian women’s cricket in her upcoming film ‘Chakda Xpress’. The film is based on the journey of one of the fastest female pacers in the history of cricket.
Anushka Sharma have acted again after the break of 4 years, and she released the teaser of the film Chakda Xpress on Thursday though the release date is still not known, but it will release on Netflix.
The teaser has got mixed response from the viewers, audience didn’t really like the Sharma’s transformation, specially fake bengali accent and poor attempt of darkening the skin tone.
Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom
Mary Kom the film based on the life of boxer Mary com and was released in 2014. MC Mary Kom was born in Manipur and is an Indian Olympic Boxer.
She has won World Amateur Boxing Championship for six times and the only one to do so in the history. Mary Kom also gave Priyanka Chopra a few tips in her transformational journey for the film.
Priyanka Chopra played the role of Mary Kom in the film she had to sweat it out in the gym to achieve the perfect physique to portray the Indian boxer onscreen. Her transformation from a glamorous actress to a hitting sportsperson was seen and appreciated in the film.
Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal
Saina was released in 2021 and was based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal. Saina Nehwal is as of the former world no. 1 badminton player who has also won over 24 international titles for India.
Parineeti Chopra played the main role of Saina Nehwal in the film. Parineeti says it took blood and sweat to transform myself. She spent her days on the court as an athlete and her struggles there.
Although the film didn’t do well, but the transformation of Chopra was appreciated by the viewers.
Tapsee Pannu as Prakashi Tomar and Bhumi Pednekar as Chandro Tomar
Saand Ki Aankh was released in 2019, based on the lives of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar.
Bhumi Pednekar was seen playing the role of Chandro Tomar, who has since passed away and Taapsee Pannu was seen playing the role of Prakashi Tomar.
Tomar sisters are Indian sharpshooter from Johri village of Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district and are one of the oldest sharpshooters in the world. She is well known in the world of shooting.
Both lead actresses did justice to the roles, but audience didn’t accept them as the older Tomar sisters. The complain? Audiences said the makers could have signed real aged actors for that part.
Fatima as Geeta Phogat and Sanya as Babita Phogat
Dangal was released in the year 2016 and was based on the life of Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, India’s first world-class female wrestlers. Fatima Sana Shaikh played the role of Geeta Phogat and Sanya Malhotra played the role of Babita Phogat in the film.Both the actresses were loved by the audience and the film made their way in Bollywood.