Taapsee Pannu has been on a roll with a bulk of films coming her way, be it in Hindi cinema or the south Indian film industry. The actress is now gearing up for the release of her forthcoming sports drama film Rashmi Rocket. Directed by the Karwaan and Mismatched fame director Akarsh Khurana, the upcoming film also features Priyanshu Painyuli in a lead role opposite Taapsee and Abhishek Banerjee in a pivotal role.
What is Rashmi Rocket about?
Rashmi Rocket tells the story of a small-town girl from Kutch, Gujarat, who can run really fast but only realises it later in her life, which inspires her to professionally compete at a national level competition. However, it doesn’t come easy and she has to tackle multiple hurdles in order to compete in the misogynistic arena. It also lands Taapsee’s Rashmi in a courtroom battle. Meanwhile, the film also offers an adorable love story between Taapsee and Priyanshu’s characters.
Taapsee’s three significant looks in Rashmi Rocket.
In an early chat with OTTplay, director, Akarsh revealed that the actress will be sporting three different looks in order to portray the three different phases of the athlete’s life. “But as Rashmi is an athlete from Bhuj, her most significant appearance is when she becomes a national-level athlete,” he added.
Taapsee’s rigorous training to master the athlete body type.
The journey of filming Rashmi Rocket has been tough for the cast and crew as the shooting had been paused several times due to the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions including the lockdown. The actress has gone through rigorous training and diets in order to attain the physique of an athlete. Even during the lockdown, Taapsee continued all the training in order to retain her look and physique for the highly-anticipated project.
When and where is Rashmi Rocket releasing?
While at first, the makers wanted to have a theatrical release, they have now decided to release the sports drama movie on the OTT platform as there are very few movie theatres that are running in the country right now. Rashmi Rocket is now set to release on October 15 on ZEE5.