Taapsee Pannu is all set to play Rashmi Rocket, a young village girl who aspires to become a sprinter in RSVP’s next. Given the dedication the actress has for her roles, we are already excited to know what’s in store.
Taapsee is leaving no stone unturned to work hard on her physical appearance. She is giving her all to look every bit like an athlete and nail the form required for her character Rashmi. Speaking about the transformation process, Taapsee shares,
“I will begin the process of transforming my body from this month. The aim will be to build a body like a sportsperson. Thus, I will have an entourage consisting of a trainer, a nutritionist and a physiotherapist who will help me become an athlete that I need to be for the screen.”
Taapsee is excited to be a part of a sports-genre movie. The actress says she draws inspiration from Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
“They have set a benchmark with their performances as sports personalities in movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mary Kom respectively. I look up to them and want to give my best to this project,” she delightfully shared.
The film is not a biopic, but a lot of inspiration has been drawn from real-life sports stars. Taapsee further adds,
“It is a story of an athlete, for which we have picked up interesting nuances and incidents from the lives of sprinters all over the world, and we will present it through my character. It is not a biopic, but makes for a very interesting story.”
Rashmi Rocket is about a young girl from a village in Kutch. She’s an incredibly fast runner and the villagers fondly calls her as Rocket. When given a chance to showcase her talent professionally, she jumps at the opportunity. Only to later 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. The film is a Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya production.