After Mission Mangal actor Taapsee Pannu will be seen playing the role of a Gujarati athlete from Kutch in her upcoming film Rashmi Rocket. Rashmi Rocket talks about the journey of a fictional Gujarati girl named Rashmi, who is a fast runner and people from her village call her “Rocket”.Taapsee’s character in the film hails from Kutch in Gujarat and has to conquer her field despite many hurdles. As per sources, Rashmi Rocket is not a sports person’s biopic but it is a human story that highlights misogyny in sports and the challenges faced by female athletes.
The first motion poster of Taapsee’s look in Rashmi Rocket has been unveiled on social media and it is already generating curiosity among her fans. The film will go on floors soon.
Taapsee Pannu took to Twitter to share the motion poster of Rashmi Rocket. She Twitted, “On your marks…Get set…Halo…Meet the headstrong and fearless #RashmiRocket.@MrAkvarious @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies @iammangopeople #NehaAnand #PranjalKhandhdiya @shubhshivdasani. Music for the motion poster: @LesleLewis”
Rashmi Rocket is an original story by Nanda Periyasamy and it will hit theatres early next year. The director of the film, Akarsh opened up on the film and how he met Taapsee and got her on board as he said that the birth of this project happened over two lovely lunches in Florence. “Taapsee was there for a film festival with Manmarziyaan and Mulk. I was at the same festival and we saw each other’s films, had some great food, and jammed over an idea that she had,” said Akarsh. But Taapsee is overwhelmed with the opportunity and she revealed that when she heard the idea, she was sold and she is happy to be playing the role of an athlete. “This story instantly hit the right chord when I heard the idea. One of those few films I was waiting to be developed into a script for me to do. What excited me most was the human drama that unfolds in her life which makes it much more than a regular story of an athlete,” said Taapsee.