Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao's Mr. & Mrs. Mahi brings real cricketers to the big screen

The upcoming film Mr. & Mrs. Mahi, starring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor, is set to revolutionize sports movies with its groundbreaking approach to authenticity. Rather than having actors merely simulate cricket, the filmmakers have cast actual professional cricketers to ensure a genuine depiction of the sport.

For scenes featuring Rajkummar Rao’s character, the production team enlisted real male cricketers from various Mumbai clubs and academies. This decision elevates the realism of the cricket sequences, ensuring they reflect true athleticism and skill.

Janhvi Kapoor’s portrayal of an aspiring cricketer is similarly enhanced by surrounding her with real female cricket professionals. From key bowlers and wicketkeepers to background fielders, every woman playing cricket in the film is a genuine player from across India. This not only adds credibility but also highlights the depth of female talent in Indian cricket.

Notably, the role of the lead bowler in the opposing Punjab team is played by Shubhalaxmi, a former Indian cricketer. Her involvement, along with other active players representing various Indian states, lends an extra layer of authenticity and excitement to the film.

Mr. & Mrs. Mahi promises to be a visual treat for cricket fans, with its meticulously crafted and realistic cricket sequences. The film is set to release on May 31st, offering an immersive and believable cricketing experience for audiences.