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Sharan Sharma’s Mr & Mrs Mahi – starring Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao as the titular characters, has released in theatres today. Ever since the film’s trailer was unveiled, fans have been excited to see Janhvi as a cricketer. As fans head to cinema halls to watch the cricket-based drama and finally see Ms Kapoor with the blue jersey and a bat in her hand, we at Bollywood Bubble bring you a list of other Bollywood actresses who played cricketers on screen.

Meet the 5 Bollywood actresses who played cricketers on screen here

Rani Mukerji in Dil Bole Hadippa!

The 2009 comedy sports drama – starring Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukerji, sees the actress play a young Punjabi woman who pretends to be a man to join an all-male cricket team. The Anurag Singh directorial is a fun watch thanks to the chemistry between the leads, Rani’s performance with a bat (and her journey to becoming an ace batter) and the peppy songs scattered throughout the film.

Taapsee Pannu in Shabaash Mithu

The 2022 biographical sports drama – directed by Srijit Mukherji, stars Taapsee Pannu and is based on the life of Mithali Raj – the former Test and ODI captain of the India women’s national cricket team. It chronicled the ups and downs of Mithali’s life. The film grossed less than a tenth of its budget at the box office. It was declared a box office disaster.

Saiyami Kher in Ghoomer

Ghoomer tells the story of a bright and upcoming batting prodigy who loses her right hand in a freak accident. With the guidance of failed test cricketer, Padam ‘Paddy’ Singh Sodhi (Abhishek), Anina ‘Ani’ Dixit transforms into a bowler – more specifically a ghoomer/spinner, and competes to qualify for the Indian women’s team. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, and Angad Bedi.

Anushka Sharma in Chakda ‘Xpress

Chakda ‘Xpress is a biographical sports drama starring Anushka Sharma as former Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami. The teaser of the Abhishek Banerjee directorial was released on January 6, 2022. However, the film is still to release. This film will mark Sharma’s return to the screens after the 2018 film Zero,

Janhvi Kapoor in Mr & Mrs Mahi

Janhvi Kapoor is the latest Bollywood beauty to join the league of actresses who have played cricketers onscreen. In the just-released sports drama, Janhvi plays Mahi (Mahima), a middle-class assistant doctor, who with the help of her husband Mahi (Mahendra) switches careers and becomes a cricketer. Will she be able to play for the national team? To know the answer, watch the film.

About Mr & Mrs Mahi

Directed by Sharan Sharma, Mr & Mrs Mahi stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor as the titular characters. Zee Studios and Dharma Productions present the film written by Sharma and Nikhil Mehrotra. The film hit screens today, May 31, 2024.

Also Read: 5 Highlights from Mr & Mrs Mahi trailer that make us pumped up for Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao starrer

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