The upcoming sports drama film Rashmi Rocket will not be getting a theatrical release across the country. The makers of the most-awaited sports drama were in talks to release the movie on OTT platforms. According to Pinkvilla, Akarsh Khurana’s directorial film will directly release notable OTT platforms in the country.
Rashmi Rocket revolves around the journey of an athlete portrayed by Taapsee Pannu. The film also features actors like Abhishek Banerjee and Priyanshu Painyuli in pivotal roles. It is produced by Pranjal Khandhdiya, Neha Anand, and Ronnie Screwvala collectively via Mango Purple Media Network and RSVP Movies.
COVID-19 Wave-2 continues to affect the theatrical release
In the wake of the second deadly wave of COVID-19, the filmmakers thought to release Rashmi Rocket across several streaming giants. The idea is to make the film reach a broad spectrum of audiences in the country. The first look of the motion picture was revealed by Taapsee Pannu back in August 2019.
However, this year in January, Pannu took it to social media to reveal that Rashmi Rocket is in the final stages of production. The film was entirely shot in the heart of Gujarat and was officially wrapped up on the 26th of January 2021.
Rashmi Rocket took three years to release
COVID-19 has significantly obstructed the release of the film. Pannu heard the base storyline three years ago, and completing the film was challenging for actors and directors. However, the team effort has made it possible for the film to release OTT platforms.
According to industry insiders, Pannu will be portraying an influential feminine role. The story of Rashmi is about an aspiring young woman from Gujarat who aims to become a runner. Pannu has trained harder for the film to fit the role of a runner.
Let’s hope the film becomes a massive success on OTT platforms!