Taapsee Pannu gears up for intense physical transformation for Rashmi Rocket
Taapsee Pannu’s love for sports is no secret. The actress who will be next seen as a sharpshooter in the sports biopic Saand Ki Aankh, also owns a badminton team, Pune Seven Aces. Her next film also will be a sports-based fiction film on a girl from Kutch who wants to be a sprinter. Titled Rashmi Rocket, the film is expected to go on floors soon.
Taapsee will have to undergo visible physical transformation to look like an athlete. The actor talked about the process of transformation in a recent interview. “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,” she said.
This ROCKET is set for her next MISSION and she's off to the tracks! Presenting a glimpse of @taapsee in and as #RashmiRocket.@MrAkvarious @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies @iammangopeople #NehaAnand #PranjalKhandhdiya— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 30, 2019
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Tapsee also went on to say that actors like Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra have inspired her to work hard for her role. “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 said.
The actress also said that the movie was not a biopic but inspired by the real stories of many athletes. “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,” she revealed.
Directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwala, the film is slated to release in 2020.