Tapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket may release on Amazon Prime Video

After Haseen Dillruba, Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket is in talks with Amazon Prime Video about release of the film.

Taapsee Pannu will have a new film released almost a year and a half later. Her next murder-mystery thriller, Haseen Dillruba, which also stars Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane, is set to premiere on Netflix on July 2nd. The actress plays a lady who becomes involved in the death of her own husband in the Vinil Mathew-directed film, which explores the numerous aspects of human relationships. While the Aanand L Rai production has yet to be seen on the web, it is  heard that Taapsee’s next film will be released digitally rather than theatrically.

According to industry sources, Taapsee Pannu’s sports drama Rashmi Rocket is the latest to take the OTT path and will be released straight on Amazon Prime Video. After months of negotiations, producers Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand, and Pranjal Khandhdiya have agreed to a contract with Amazon Prime. They are said to have negotiated a big agreement and plan to premiere the picture in September. The Akarsh Khurana-directed picture is Ronnie’s second OTT release of the year, after Shobhita Dhulipala’s Sitara, which was just sold to Netflix for a direct-to-web release.

Rashmi Rocket, a sports drama set in Gujarat, will star Taapsee as a sprinter who aspires to win international athletic competitions. The Thappad actress underwent hard physical training to appear credible as a fast runner in the film, which was primarily shot in the Rann of Kutch desert. The film, which also stars Priyanshu Painyuli, Abhishek Banerjee, and Supriya Pathak, is now under post-production and will have its global premiere in the near future.

Rashmi Rocket is the fifth Hindi acquisition made by Amazon Prime India in the previous three months. This year, amid the second wave of the coronavirus, the international streaming giant has led the acquisition game, having purchased the direct-to-streaming rights to Akshay Kumar’s espionage thriller Bell Bottom, Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan, Vidya Balan’s Sherni (premiering on June 18th), and Emraan Hashmi’s supernatural horror thriller, Ezra.

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