Anushka Sharma posts a photo from the Chakda ‘Xpress sets

Chakda ‘Xpress marks Anushka’s comeback to acting after four years. The actress shares pictures from the sets and calls it a ‘perfect first day.’

Anushka Sharma, who hasn’t been seen on the big screen in a while, is gearing up for her role in Chakda Xpress. Jhulan Goswami, an Indian lady cricketer, is the character played by the actress in the film. Today is the first day of filming for Chakda Xpress, and she offered a sneak peek of how her shoot went on the first day, and it went off without a hitch. On Sunday, the ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ actress posted a photo on her Instagram account with the remark, “Perfect end to a perfect first day on set.”

She’s wearing a pink T-shirt and her hair is tied back in the selfie. Meanwhile, only a few days ago, the actress released a few photos from the set. The first is a boomerang movie that transports you to her vanity vehicle, which has Jhulan scrawled on the door. The next image depicted a clapboard with the words “shoot 1, take 1” inscribed on it. Last but not least, there is a photograph of many season balls collected together. Sharing these photos,  Anushka wrote,  “Back to where I belong…#ChakdaXpress #ShootBegins #ChakdaXpressDay1.”

Chakda Xpress is inspired by Jhulan Goswami’s ascent up the ladder, overcoming the obstacles posed by sexist politics, in order to realize her ambition of playing cricket for India. In January of this year, Anushka Sharma teased the film with a trailer. She wrote,  “Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. At a time when Jhulan decided to become a cricketer and make her country proud on the global stage, it was very tough for women to even think of playing the sport. This film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket. Jhulan had a fighting and extremely uncertain cricketing career and she stayed motivated to make her country proud. She strived to change the stereotype that women can’t make a career out of playing cricket in India so that the next generation of girls had a better playing field.”