After 'Haseen Dillruba,' Taapsee's 'Rashmi Rocket' to hit OTT too?
With theaters remaining shut, many makers are taking the OTT route to release their films. The latest one to walk this path seems to be Taapsee Pannu-starrer Rashmi Rocket. Though nothing is confirmed, reports have suggested that the makers are engaged in advanced talks with multiple big streaming platforms, and an announcement can be expected soon. The sports-drama has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala.
'Final call will be taken in a few days'
A source close to the development informed, "The makers have decided to release the film on an OTT platform, and are in talks with multiple streaming giants for the same. A final call will be taken in a few days." Tracing back, the actress had unveiled the film's first motion poster in August 2019 and this January, she informed that the shoot has wrapped-up.
The film will chronicle the story of an athlete
Not much is known about the venture, but it is said to depict the journey of an athlete. Pannu had talked multiple times on social media about how she underwent rigorous training for this movie. The sports drama has been directed by Akarsh Khurana, and written by Nanda Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha and Kanika Dhillon. Priyanshu Painyuli and Aparshakti Khurana co-star in this film.
Pannu's 'Haseen Dillruba' is also headed the OTT way
For now, the Thappad actress is busy, as she has many releases in the pipeline. Her rom-com Haseen Dillruba, co-starring Vikrant Massey, will premiere on Netflix on July 2, as was announced today. She's also working on Looop Lapeta, and Shabaash Mithu, a biopic on the life of Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj. Further, the 33-year-old has Anurag Kashyap's Dobaaraa in waiting.
Many other big-budget films have also turned to digital releases
Given the times, many other big budget films have also turned to OTT platforms. Salman Khan led the way by releasing Radhe on ZEE5 in a pay-per-view model. Farhan Akhtar's Toofan will also hit Amazon Prime soon, while Kartik Aaryan's Dhamaka will hit Netflix in June. Vidya Balan's Sherni, whose trailer dropped yesterday, will premiere on Amazon Prime on June 18.