Anushka to return to sets after maternity break, says ‘Feels like my first film again’

21 June, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma


Anushka Sharma has returned to the set of 'Chakda Xpress' after over three years (due to the epidemic and her maternity leave) and she couldn't be happier.

Anushka Sharma has returned to the set of ‘Chakda Xpress’ after over three years (due to the epidemic and her maternity leave) and she couldn’t be happier.

“It feels like my first film again and I’m really excited to start this journey with Chakda Xpress, a film that I truly believe in. The pandemic unfortunately kept me away from returning to the movies despite me itching to start filming quickly. I would have loved to entertain and engage with fans and audiences way, way earlier,” Anushka, who was last seen in 2018 released film ‘Zero’, said. ‘Chakda Xpress’ is a biopic on Women’s Cricket legend Jhulan Goswami.

Jhulan is from Chakda, a tiny hamlet in West Bengal, and despite adversity, she acquired a passion for cricket. The film follows the highlights of Goswami’s career, from convincing her parents to overcoming prejudices to her ascension as one of India’s finest female cricketers.

According to speculations, Anushka will go to the United Kingdom to film a 30-day schedule for the cricket feature.

“A film of this scale needed tremendous prep in all departments and we are glad that Chakda Xpress has started off in style. Chakda Xpress is a delightful script that intends to make strong statements and I’m proud to creatively collaborate with my producer brother, Karnesh Ssharma and my director, Prosit Roy, to tell a fascinating underdog story of a woman. It is a fact that women have to go that extra mile to earn their place in this patriarchal world. Jhulan Goswami’s life is testimony to the fact that she carved her own destiny and fought for every inch of spotlight and recognition,” Anushka added.

“I hope that I can do justice to this incredible script that is inspired by Jhulan’s life and times. I’m excited to challenge myself and push myself every single day at the shoot with Chakda Xpress and I hope that I can deliver my best with this film,” she concluded. ‘Chakda Xpress’ will be out on Netflix.