After some consistently accliamed performances, Taapsee Pannu is all set to shoot off ‘Rashmi Rocket’, streaming for Dussehra, October 15 on ZEE5.
Produced by ’s RSVP & Mango People Media, the film follows the story story of a young girl, who hails from a small village in India but is blessed with an incredibly large gift. The film is directed by Akarsh Khurana and is based on an original story by Nanda Periyasamy.
says: “This film is very differently special. 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 then from there to it becoming a full-fledged film has been a feeling I haven’t experienced with any other film before.
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“Everyone was just so sure about the story from day one 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. Also, I’m extremely proud of it.”
The story follows the tale of Rocket, who finally gets the chance to realise her dream and compete professionally, only to realise 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.
Director Akarsh Khurana says: “As a viewer, I've always been fond of courtroom dramas, mature romances, and sports films. As a storyteller, I've always been drawn to characters on journeys, both external and internal.
“This film gave me the unique and exciting opportunity to work on something that had all of these elements, with a fantastic ensemble of actors.”
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Producer Ronnie Screwvala added: “I’ve always loved stories of the underdog and unsung heroes and what’s fascinating about ‘Rashmi Rocket’s’ story is that it isn’t just one about her journey as an athlete, but the human drama that unfolds in her life which makes it so much more layered and different from regular athlete stories.
“Our association with will ensure that the film reaches every nook and corner of the world. This is a story that everyone needs to hear.”