Mumbai: Bollywood actor-producer Anushka Sharma’s love for animals has once again come to the fore through an incident whose video went viral on social media. In an Instagram video which spread like wildfire, a man claims to have been allegedly called “mad” for rescuing a dog. Supporting the man, Anushka Sharma said in an Instagram story, “Pagal to woh hain jo insaniyat nahi samjhe (mad are those people who don’t understand humanity)…”
Anushka Sharma has, time and again, proved her love for animals. On Saturday morning, she shared the heartwarming video of a Delhi man who can be seen caring for and cuddling an injured stray, despite being apparently dubbed ‘pagal’ for being nice to it. Sharing a screenshot of the video in her story, the Chakda ‘Xpress actor hailed the man and praised him for his act.
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Anushka has always championed the cause of animals and strays, and has also asked for harsher punishment for those who abuse animals. Meanwhile, the actress is in the headlines these days as she has kicked off preparations for her upcoming film, Chakda ‘Xpress. On Friday, Anushka was also spotted at a cricket ground as she began net practice to step into the shoes of one of India’s greatest woman cricketers. In the Netflix film, Anushka will be seen playing a character inspired by former Indian cricketer, fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, the girl from Chakda in Nadia district of Kolkata.
Earlier this year, announcing Chakda ‘Xpress, Anushka had said, “It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. 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.”
Chakda ‘Xpress is backed by production house Clean Slate Filmz, jointly owned by Anushka and her brother Karnesh. The biopic is directed by Prosit Roy and will be released on a streaming platform in the second half of 2022.