PeepingMoon Exclusive: After Haseen Dillruba, Taapsee Pannu's Rashmi Rocket to now release on Amazon Prime Video?


Taapsee Pannu is going to have a new film release almost one and half years later. Her next murder-mystery drama Haseen Dillruba that co-stars Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane alongside her is scheduled to release directly on Netflix coming 2nd July. The Vinil Mathew directorial sees the actress playing a woman who finds herself entangled in the murder of her own husband, and explores the various dynamics of human relationships. And while the Aanand L Rai production is yet to unfold on the web screen, has learned that Taapsee's yet another film is taking the digital route skipping its intended theatrical release.

Industry sources have informed us that Taapsee Pannu's sports-drama Rashmi Rocket is the latest one to walk the OTT path and will directly release on Amazon Prime Video. Producers Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand, and Pranjal Khandhdiya have locked the deal with Amazon Prime after discussing with various streaming platforms for months. They are said to have signed a profitable deal and are looking to premiere the film sometime around September. The Akarsh Khurana directorial is Ronnie's second film of this year to release on OTT after Shobhita Dhulipala starrer Sitara that was recently sold to Netflix for a direct-to-web release.

Taapsee Pannu's all set for Rashmi Rocket as she preps on the track: This  one's going to be one of many firsts | PINKVILLA

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A sports drama set in Gujarat, Rashmi Rocket will see Taapsee playing the role of a sprinter who dreams of winning international athletic contests. The Thappad actress has undergone rigorous physical training to look convincing as a fast runner in the film that was shot majorly in the desert of Rann of Kutch. The film, also starring Priyanshu Painyuli, Abhishek Banerjee and Supriya Pathak, is currently in post-production, readying for a world premiere soon.

Rashmi Rocket is Amazon Prime India's fifth Hindi acquisition in the last three months. The international streaming giant has been leading the acquisition game this year amid the second wave of the coronavirus and has so far bought the direct-to-streaming rights of Akshay Kumar's espionage thriller Bell Bottom, Farhan Akhtar's Toofaan, Vidya Balan's Sherni (premiering on 18th June), and Emraan Hashmi's supernatural horror thriller, Ezra.