Janhvi Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Taapsee Pannu and more; Actresses who essayed sportswomen in Hindi cinema

Gone are the days when women were expected to only do housework and nothing else. In today’s world, women are breaking down the barriers of existing stereotypes and are now focusing on developing their careers at hand. Women can play all roles with the same grace and endurance as men. To liven up the pulse of promoting women’s empowerment, Bollywood movies are not far behind.

Let’s take a look at some of the latest and upcoming Bollywood movies that aim to further the basic concept of female empowerment.


Starring Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in the title role, the film Chakda Xpress revolves around the life of popular female cricketer Jhulan Goswami. The film is directed by filmmaker Prosit Roy and produced by Anushka’s brother Karnesh Ssharma’s production label ‘Clean Slate Filmz’. In a recent development, Anushka informed netizens that she has finalized a schedule for the film and will be releasing it next year. In the month of August of this year, the Indian Express reported what Anushka said in a statement about her next movie on Netflix. She said, “This film is a dramatic retelling of various cases that shaped Jhulan Goswami’s life and women’s cricket as well.”

Shabaash Mitu

With Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, the film Shabaash Mithu revolves around the difficulties that the former Test and ODI captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj, faced in her life. The film hit theaters on July 15 this year and was directed by filmmaker Srijit Mukherji under the banner of Viacom18 Studios. Although the film did not perform well at the box office, it was highly regarded among critics.

Mr and Mrs Mahi

Scheduled to hit theaters in 2023, the film Mr. & Mrs. Mahi features actors Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles. Although it is not yet known which biopic the film’s story is based on, reports suggest that the film is based on the life of cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Janhvi Kapoor had recently shared glimpses of his preparation for the film. She can be seen wearing a cricket outfit, making fans wonder what her role is. One thing is certain though, Janhvi can be seen working hard to keep up with the level of cricket being played today and her Instagram stories are proof of the same.


Starring Parineeti Chopra in the title role, this 2021 film is based on the life of Saina Nehwal. For the inexperienced, Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who succeeded in winning over 24 international records in this form of sport and made the nation proud of her achievements. This Amole Gupte director won praise from several critics.

Saand Ki Aankh

The characters Chandro Tomar (Shooter Dadi) and Prakashi Tomar (Revolver Dadi), played respectively by Bollywood actresses Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu, lead the film Tilted Saand ki Aankh. Hailing from a village in Uttar Pradesh, these two fine shooters have won several accolades for their country in this form of sport. Give him a watch!

Rashmi Rocket

Directed by Taapsee Pannu, Rashmi Rocket is based on the story of a girl from a small town who ends up becoming a world speed champion. The story is believed to be inspired by the Indian professional sprinter and Olympic athlete Dutee Chand. Check out this movie!

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