Mumbai: Amidst the biopics of Sania Nehwal and PV Sindhu, yet another biopic of Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj will be made soon in Bollywood. Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced on Tuesday after acquiring the rights for the biopic of the cricket star.
Viacom18 produced the films like 'Queen', 'Drishyam, 'Mary Kom', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' in the past. "I am extremely happy on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Hoping that this movie inspires more people especially young girls to take up sports as a career," Mithali Raj told media.
Mithali Raj, who is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket, surpassed the 6,000 run mark in ODIs. She is also the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs, apart from being the first Indian to lead the national team to an ICC ODI World Cup final twice in 2005 and 2017. Mithali Raj was honored with Arjuna award and Padma Sri award for her contribution to cricket.
Ajit Andhare, COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, "Viacom18 Motion Pictures has always been the pioneer in showcasing content with portrayal of strong women characters right from 'Queen' to 'Kahaani' to 'Mary Kom'.”
"We are proud to be collaborating with the young and inspirational Mithali Dorai Raj, a name single-handedly responsible in bringing about a shift in the way women's cricket team was perceived in our country,” he added.