Mumbai: The wait for Taapsee Pannu fans to watch her sprinting to glory will be over in less than a month.
‘Rashmi Rocket’, in which Taapsee plays the role of a gifted athlete, will be released on ZEE5 on October 15, it was announced on Monday.
Directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Mango People Media, ‘Rashmi Rocket’ is based in Kutch (Gujarat) but is not a biopic.
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According to a ZEE5 synopsis, the story is about “the tale of ‘Rocket’ who finally gets the chance to realize her dream and compete professionally, only to realize that the race to the finish line is peppered with many hurdles. What seems like an athletic contest turns into her personal battle for respect, honour, and even her very identity.”
Taapsee, who has hits like Pink and Thappad under her belt, described Rashmi Rocket as a ‘special’ film.
“I’ve always been approached when either the script or the director is ready to make the film but one line of this story fell in my lap in Chennai and from there to it becoming a full-fledged film has been a feeling I haven’t experienced with any other film before,” Taapsee said.
“Everyone was just so sure about the story from Day 1 that it was never a tough job to convince any of the stakeholders to join hands and give their best for this film. Hence the result of this film will affect me a lot more than my other films,” she added.
Taapsee’s co-stars in the film inckudes Supriya Pathak, Abhishek Banerjee, Priyanshu Painyuli and Supriya Pilgaonkar.