Taapsee Pannu's Shabaash Mithu gets National award winning director Srijit Mukherji; Rahul Dholakia replaced
The Mithali Raj biopic Shabaash Mithu starring Taapsee Pannu in the titular role has got a new director, Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji.
Bollywood film Shabaash Mithu starring Taapsee Pannu was initially directed by Rahul Dholakia, but Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has now replaced him. Shabaash Mithu is based on the life of the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj.
On Tuesday, June 22, director Rahul issued a statement and revealed that he would no longer be part of the team because of scheduling issues. "I won't be directing the fabulous script written by Priya Aven and conceived by Ajit Andhare. Unfortunately, I won't be part of the dream, but I am, and will always be there for them to realize their dream. COVID messed up everyone's schedules, mine was no different. Ajit has a vision and a plan for the film and the way to realize it. I wish him and the team the very best for it."
And on the other hand, national award-winning Srijit Mukherji is quite excited to have come on board for Shabaash Mithu. In an interview with PTI agency, he said, "I was excited since I had first heard of this film being made, and now that I am a part of it I look forward to kick start the journey to bring this exhilarating story to the silver screen soon."
Srijit is known for some outstanding work like Autograph, Jaatishwar, Chotushkone, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, Gumnami, Vinci Da, Uma, Ek Je Chhilo Raja and Bahrupiya.
The shooting of the film has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the makers are yet to announce a release date.