Bollywood actress, Rani Mukherjee, speaks out about misconceptions revolving around the most popular sport in India. She should know, having played the role of a girl who wants to play the game in the movie, “Dil Bole Hadippa”.
Mukherjee was speaking on the sidelines of the docu-drama, “Poor Cousins of Million Dollar Babies” based on women’s cricket in India where she tackled the issue in the following words, “Since childhood, girls are always discouraged to play sports and are given certain guidelines as cricket is a man’s game, which is just an illusion under which people live.
“After being a part of it and knowing the nitty-gritty of it, what I have gathered is cricket is not a man’s game – it is not about power but is all about technique.
“The film is not just a tale of disparities among men and women in the cricketing arena, but a story of the triumph of women’s cricket despite the disparities that prevail. The concept, the ideology comes across very positively but the name is disappointing. The tag of Poor Cousins brings a negative vibe along with it. It could have been Better Half of Million Dollar Babies.”