New Delhi: Actor Taapsee Pannu, who has turned many heads for her athletic physique for her upcoming film ‘Rashmi Rocket’, recently opened up about her leg injury during the shooting of the film.
Set in Kutch, ‘Rashmi Rocket’ is about a young girl from a small village who wins accolades for the country as a professional sprinter. However, there comes a turning point in her life when she is called for a gender verification test.
Taapsee shared that while shooting for the ongoing sequences, she became “over-enthusiastic” and could not get enough rest and eventually, she injured her leg.
Taapsee said, “I got injured once. In the first three days, I got overzealous about the whole running part. I really enjoyed it, so I didn’t get enough rest between two consecutive sprints And got injured. Me on the third day.” She further told about the pain she had to endure and the treatments that were done for her recovery.
“My muscles became too tight to even lift my leg and I took a few weeks of therapy and different types of physio sessions and different styles of training to remove my old technique and learn new techniques to ensure So, yes, there were a lot of strategies in place to make sure that I could come back after four weeks as we had to run the final race for Rashmi Rocket after four weeks. Had to shoot.”
Directed by Akarsh Khurana, the film also stars Supriya Pathak and Abhishek Banerjee.
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandadia, ‘Rashmi Rocket’ is written by Nanda Periyasamy, Anirudh Guha and Kanika Dhillon.
The film is set to release on October 15 on the OTT platform NB5.