Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket has got a thumbs up from her Manmarizyaan co-star Vicky Kaushal ahead of its release. Vicky took to Instagram to praise the actor, describing the film as “thoughtful and impactful”. The film will release on Zee5 on October 15. Vicky’s Sardar Udham will release on October 16, a day after Rashmi Rocket.
Vicky wrote a Rashmi Rocket appreciation post, “Informative, emotional and impactful. This rocket launched and how! Congratulations!” Vicky attended the screening of the film along with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Shoojit Sircar, Sumeet Vyas and Gaurav Chopra in Mumbai.
Rashmi Rocket sees Taapsee playing the role of a sprinter who is banned from the sport due to high testosterone levels after being forced to take a gender test. She challenges the Athletics Federation of India and takes the legal route to regain her lost honor and dignity.
in an interview to Indian ExpressTaapsee revealed that she was shooting for Game Over in 2019 when the script for Rashami Rocket came to her. “I was shocked that, despite personally loving sports, I was clueless about gender testing. I did Google Searched and found that this actually happens. So many female athletes get banned and endanger their lives in so many ways. There is a lot of social shaming. I realized that this is a story that has not been told in the mainstream and I knew it would hit hard. “
The film also stars Abhishek Banerjee, Priyanshu Painyuli and Supriya Pathak.