Sony Pictures International Productions, India has bought the rights for cricketer Jhulan Goswami ’s biopic. The studio will develop and produce the film in partnership with Dunamis Entertainment.
The film will explore the inner and outer world of Goswami- the story of a little girl from Nadia in West Bengal who went on to become the highest wicket-taker in international women’s cricket.
An inspiring story of the all-rounder and former skipper of the national team, the movie will highlight various spheres of her life – riddled with extreme hardships and massive achievements.
Fresh from the success of #PadMan and #102NotOut, Sony Pictures International Productions India acquires rights for a biopic on legendary cricketer Jhulan Goswami… Sony will develop and produce #JhulanBiopic in partnership with Dunamis Entertainment. pic.twitter.com/CwW0nqIetF
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 17, 2018
Jhulan Goswami :
Jhulan Nishit Goswami (born 25 November 1982 in Nadia, West Bengal, India) is an all round cricketer who plays for the India national women’s cricket team, Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women’s cricket. On 1 February 2009, she was appointed to lead the team for the upcoming world cup.
She won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year 2007 and the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011. Recently she is no more the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team. She is succeeded by Mitali Raj. Jhulan is first in ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings (January 2016). Jhulan is the leading wicket taker (200) in the history of women ODI cricket.
Also she was the fastest playing bowler in world women cricket after Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired.
Goswami is the highest wicket taker in Women’s One Day International cricket. In February 2018, against South Africa, she became the first bowler to take 200 wickets in WODIs. She achieved this by taking the wicket of South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt during the second one-day game of the three-match series at Kimberley. In April 2018, she had an Indian postage stamp issued in her honour.