Taapsee Pannu is a rocket in actual life, she’s a fireball: Rashmi Rocket actor Priyanshu Painyuli
Actor Priyanshu Painyuli says he knew nothing about gender testing for feminine athletes till Rashmi Rocket got here his approach. “I asked Akarsh Khurana (director) if we were taking a cinematic liberty, or this was true. He told me to Google it,” Priyanshu stated.
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, another excuse that attracted him in direction of the movie. “It was all the more special because coming from an army background, I got to play an army officer for the first time,” Priyanshu instructed indianexpress.com.
Priyanshu has been grabbing eyeballs for some attention-grabbing initiatives throughout genres within the final one 12 months — from enjoying the principle 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 look at whether its a woman-centric film or a child is a protagonist or an old man. It can be about an ant. The story becomes the hero, and then everybody comes around it. Here, there’s a girl whose story we’re trying to tell. Everybody becomes a protagonist in some sense. But for me, trying to tell a story like this was special. I think we are changing the entire concept of one hero or male hero,” the actor stated.
Priyanshu Painyuli is enjoying a military officer for the primary time in Rashmi Rocket. (Photo: Instagram/priyanshupainyuli)
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 standard 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 approach 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 in the film Taapsee is playing Rashmi, but in real life she’s the rocket, she’s a fireball. Of course she’s great with the craft and you see her commitment. There’s so much hard work she puts in, that it inspires you in a way. I also had to undergo a bit of a training to build myself as an army guy. I used to go for a walk in Bhuj at 9 in the morning and I saw in Instagram stories that Taapsee had finished her workout at 5. And she’s too fun to be with. You can talk to her about anything in the world. We struck a great friendship from day one. I’ve always admired the kind of films Taapsee has done.”
Priyanshu was roped in by director Akarsh Khurana with whom he goes again a good distance. “I was excited to work with one of my oldest friends, Akarsh. It was a difficult film on paper but it went with a lot of ease because of people like Akarsh, Taapsee and Abhishek. I was very comfortable. The whole team looked like a great set-up,” he added.
Priyanshu Painyuli with Taapsee Pannu and director Akarsh Khurana. (Photo: Instagram/akvarious)
Rashmi Rocket has elaborate courtroom scenes with main give attention to Abhishek Banerjee’s monologues and authorized process. For Priyanshu, your complete forged was positioned within the body in such a approach by director Akarsh Khurana that it felt like an actual courtroom. “With accusations happening, fingers being pointed at each other, somewhere it felt theatrical. When Abhishek finished his monologue, everyone clapped even before they could say a ‘cut’.”
Rashmi Rocket releases on ZEE5 on October 15. Though 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.
“This is a story that needs to spread far and wide. If you release it in theatre and few watch it, then what’s the use? It’s great that theatres are reopening but it’ll take few months for 100 percent occupancy. And it’s a great time for our story to come out. After the pandemic, we are really looking forward to some inspiring stories, which is what our film is all about,” Priyanshu concluded.
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