Taapsee Pannu is ready for yet another sports film. The actress, who was a sportsperson in both Soorma and Saand Ki Aankh, will play the role of an athlete in Rashmi Rocket. The film is set to roll on March 26 in Mumbai.
The actress, who is currently shooting for Vinil Mathhew's Haseen Dilruba in Haridwar, has already been prepping for the role for past two months. The actress has been training at a school gym and locals have named it after her.
Director Akarsh Khurana revealed the actress has been training to better her stamina. The first schedule will begin in April in Kutch with a song set in Rann of Kutch. After this schedule, they'll head to Delhi and Dehradun in May and Mussoorie in June. She has been taking diction lessons to learn colloquial terms and phrases in Kutch.
Set in the salt marshes of Kutch, Rashmi Rocket is about a young girl from a village, blessed with a gift. She's an incredibly fast runner. The village fondly knows her as Rocket. When she gets a chance to showcase her talent professionally, she jumps at the opportunity, only to realize that the race to the finish line is peppered with many hurdles, and what seems like an athletic contest turns into her personal battle for respect, honour, and even her very identity. The film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya.
Rashmi Rocket which is based on an original story by Nanda Periyasamy will be directed by Akarsh Khurana and stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead. It will hit theatres early next year. The screenplay for this film will be written by Aniruddha Guha.