Actress Aahana Kumra names the cricketer who reminds her of younger self

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought most sports and movies-related activities to a halt with celebs practising social distancing and self-isolation during the pandemic.


Actress Aahana Kumra, who met several Indian women crickets for one of her upcoming non-fiction show, is also waiting for the COVID-19 outbreak to finish. Aahana, meanwhile, opined that 19-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues – India women’s cricket team top-order batter – reminds her of younger spirited self.

“I was shooting an interesting show ‘Colour Me Blue’, in which I am in conversation with the female cricketers. I was travelling across India to shoot the show. So we went to Moga to shot with Harmanpreet (Kaur, captain of Indian women’s cricket team), I went to Kolkata to meet Jhulan Goswami, I went to Sangli to meet Smriti (Mandhana). The next person I was supposed to meet was Jemimah (Rodrigues). I was really looking forward to it. She is really spirited, I kind of identify with that. She reminds me of my younger self. Once the lockdown eases and we allowed starting shooting, I will go and meet her,” Aahana told IANS.


Well, Jemimah was a part of the Indian team that made it to the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2019 in Australia. India slumped to an 85-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the summit clash of the showpiece event at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 8.

Earlier, the Indian women team’s tour of four ODIs and two T20Is against England slated to start on June 25 were postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking about Aahana, the Lucknow-born actress recently appeared in the web series ‘Betaal’ and has back-to-back releases this year.


“I have a film coming out titled ‘Khuda Hafiz’ with Vidyut Jamwal. I am playing an Arab agent. I have lots of actions, wear a hijab and speak in Arabic. It is exciting. I also have another indie film called ‘How To Kill Your Husband’ that we shot last year in the UK. It is a nice slice-of-life film. I hope that releases too,” she added.

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