Exclusive: Jharkhand cricketer Shubalakshmi Sharma bats in ‘Ghoomar’, says about Abhishek Bachchan.

Film directed by R Balki Ghoomar This is currently under discussion. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, Shabana Azmi, Angad Bedi. Our daughter and international cricketer from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand is part of this film. Shubalakshmi Sharma That too. After spreading her charm in the world of cricket, Shubalakshmi has also made her debut on the silver screen. Shubalakshmi has played one Test, 10 ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals for the country as an all-rounder. Here are the excerpts from the conversation…

Did you want to be in a movie?

There was no such desire since childhood. That’s it, I just wanted to play. There was little interest in movies. This role was offered to me and I loved it.

How different was it to enter the world of acting than cricket?

Acting was great. My experience was good too. I love to play cricket, so it was not a problem for me. It was a bit difficult to give an expression in front of the camera, but I did it.

When and how did you get your break in ‘Ghoomar’?

A sister approached me for Ghoomar. He told me he wanted to cast you, so if I liked the character, I said yes.

What did you have to prepare for your role in ‘Ghoomar’?

My role in Ghoomar was very interesting as I was the captain of the Indian team. My character name is Deepti. I already play cricket, so I like it a lot.

How was working with Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher?

I loved working with Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher. When you see him on screen, you don’t know what he is like. When you work with him, you realize how humble he is. They came and told many things and shared their experiences. He’s the kind of guy we judge from watching TV to be very arrogant, but he’s very good. He was nice to everyone. It was great if they had fun with us.

Any memories during the shooting of ‘Ghoomar’ that you would like to share?

A lot of things happened during the shoot, which were good. Acting is very difficult, so Saiyami helped a lot. Saiyami told how to express and that is the best thing. Now all this has become a fond memory.


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