Taapsee Pannu will next be seen in Srijit Mukherji’s Shabaash Mithu, which is based on the life of cricketer Mithali Raj. While the actress is known for her unconventional courageous choices, this role was by far the toughest.

While Taapsee used to watch cricket earlier but got into other sports later, she has always liked Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. Good sportsmen like any seasoned artistes, tend to make the sport look easy so did the film make her respect them more, we wondered.


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She explained in a candid chat with BT, “I have always had huge respect for the game and the players. For me, sports stars are bigger than any other stars. I have always been in awe of them. I have never in my life said things like, “Isko Toh Aisa Khelna Chahiye Tha, Aise Kaise out ho Gaya?” For all those offering expert opinions from their couch, just stand on the pitch once. When the ball comes your way at that speed, you get the real picture. AC mein bethke, aise kyun nahi kiya, waise kyu nahi kiya yeh bolna aasan hai. Everyone thinks they are Sachin Tendulkar from the comfort of their homes (smiles).”