Actor Priyanshu Painyuli says he knew nothing about gender testing for feminine athletes till Rashmi Rocket got here his manner. “I requested Akarsh Khurana (director) if we had been taking a cinematic liberty, or this was true. He informed me to Google it,” Priyanshu mentioned.
Priyanshu performs actor Taapsee Pannu’s husband within the sports activities drama, who turns into her power when she problem the archaic system. His character, Gagan Thakur is a military man, one more reason that attracted him in direction of the movie. “It was all of the extra particular as a result of coming from a military background, I obtained to play a military officer for the primary time,” Priyanshu informed indianexpress.com.
Priyanshu has been grabbing eyeballs for some fascinating initiatives throughout genres within the final one yr — from taking part in the primary antagonist in Chris Hemsworth starrer Extraction, to the colorful and flamboyant Robin in Mirzapur 2. Now with Rashmi Rocket, Priyanshu says he by no means noticed it as a female-led plot, as a result of the story is all that issues.
“You don’t take a look at whether or not its a woman-centric movie or a baby is a protagonist or an previous man. It may be about an ant. The story turns into the hero, after which all people comes round it. Right here, there’s a woman whose story we’re making an attempt to inform. All people turns into a protagonist in some sense. However for me, making an attempt to inform a narrative like this was particular. I feel we’re altering the complete idea of 1 hero or male hero,” the actor mentioned.
Rashmi Rocket additionally stars Abhishek Banerjee as a lawyer who fights the case of athlete Rashmi Vira when she will get banned for not having the traditional female body-type on account of excessive testosterone ranges. The forged additionally contains ace actors like Supriya Pathak, Chirag Vora, Manoj Joshi and Supriya Pilgaonkar.
Priyanshu is elated with the compliments coming his manner for shaking a leg for the primary time onscreen within the movie’s just lately launched music “Ghani Cool Chori“. The actor added that the movie introduced collectively an amazing workforce, together with Taapsee Pannu, with whom he was collaborating for the primary time.
“I say within the movie Taapsee is taking part in Rashmi, however in actual life she’s the rocket, she’s a fireball. In fact she’s nice with the craft and also you see her dedication. There’s a lot onerous work she places in, that it conjures up you in a manner. I additionally needed to endure a little bit of a coaching to construct myself as a military man. I used to go for a stroll in Bhuj at 9 within the morning and I noticed in Instagram tales that Taapsee had completed her exercise at 5. And he or she’s too enjoyable to be with. You possibly can speak to her about something on the planet. We struck an amazing friendship from day one. I’ve all the time admired the form of movies Taapsee has finished.”
Priyanshu was roped in by director Akarsh Khurana with whom he goes again a good distance. “I used to be excited to work with one among my oldest associates, Akarsh. It was a troublesome movie on paper however it went with numerous ease due to individuals like Akarsh, Taapsee and Abhishek. I used to be very snug. The entire workforce regarded like an amazing set-up,” he added.
Rashmi Rocket has elaborate courtroom scenes with main give attention to Abhishek Banerjee’s monologues and authorized process. For Priyanshu, the complete forged was positioned within the body in such a manner by director Akarsh Khurana that it felt like an actual courtroom. “With accusations taking place, fingers being pointed at one another, someplace it felt theatrical. When Abhishek completed his monologue, everybody clapped even earlier than they may say a ‘lower’.”
Rashmi Rocket releases on ZEE5 on October 15. Although Priyanshu asserted that it could’ve been nice if the movie got here out in cinema halls, however an OTT premiere will give it a bigger attain.
“It is a story that should unfold far and extensive. In case you launch it in theatre and few watch it, then what’s the use? It’s nice that theatres are reopening however it’ll take few months for one hundred pc occupancy. And it’s a good time for our story to come back out. After the pandemic, we’re actually wanting ahead to some inspiring tales, which is what our movie is all about,” Priyanshu concluded.