The makers of actress Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket have announced that the film will go on floors in November. The sports drama helmed by Karwaan fame Akarsh Khurana is being bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala‘s RSVP Movies and Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya’s Mango People Media Network banner.
Rashmi Rocket revolves around a young girl sprinter from a village in Kutch who braves several hurdles with the outer world and her inner self while attempting to showcase her talent. Her incredible speed earns her the nickname ‘Rocket’ in the village.
RSVP Movies took to Twitter to announce the news.
Getting back on track, one lap at a time! #RashmiRocket to start shooting this November. #FridaysWithRSVP@MrAkvarious @taapsee @priyanshu29 @ItsAmitTrivedi #NandaPeriyasamy @AniGuha @KanikaDhillon @RonnieScrewvala #PranjalKhandhdiya #NehaAnand @iammangopeople @bharatrawail pic.twitter.com/gGTLtOMI3X
— RSVP Movies (@RSVPMovies) August 21, 2020
While the rest of the cast and crew is yet to be revealed, Priyanshu Painyuli, who recently made his international debut with Netflix’s Extraction, has landed the role of an army officer and Amit Trivedi is composing the music of the film. Nanda Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha, and Kanika Dhillon have penned the story of Rashmi Rocket.
Director Akarsh Khurana says, “We were all set to shoot when the pandemic struck. I’m glad that we’re resuming soon. The team and I have been waiting eagerly to set off on this journey. It’s a terrific story that I’m excited to tell.”
Taapsee Pannu says the project is very special to the star since she has been involved in the project right from the nascent stage. “Just before the pandemic, I was already 3 months into my training period to transform into a physique closest to that of a sprinter. This has been a long break but with the kind of subject that it is, I am excited to restart the journey from scratch once again beginning with my training,” says Taapsee.
“Rashmi Rocket is a story of the trials and tribulations that several female athletes face on their journey and the unmatchable resolve shown by each to eventually achieve their destiny. There could be no better actor than Taapsee to essay the role of one such athlete – Rashmi. Post lockdown we are eager and keen to resume shoots at RSVP and get this one on the road”, says Ronnie Screwvala.
Producer Pranjal Khandhdiya, Mango People Media Network, says, “The indestructible spirit of Rashmi Rocket is reflected by the team behind it. Audiences deserve to see inspiring stories and hence the show must go on.”
The film that was announced last August will hit screens next year.
Taapsee who was last seen in Anubhav Sinhaa‘s Thappad will also be seen in Rahul Dholakia‘s Shabaash Mithu, Vinil Mathew’s Haseen Dillruba, and Aakash Bhatia‘s Looop Lapeta and in Tamil in Ahmed’s untitled film alongside Jayam Ravi.