The versatile actress of Bollywood, Taapsee Pannu, who delivered an impeccable performance in her last release Thappad is currently prepping for her upcoming sports drama venture Rashmi Rocket. The Badla star recently shared some of the glimpses of her workout, which took the internet by storm. While we are waiting to see Taapsee as a sprinter in the film, the actress recently revealed how she is going under intense training for her role in this venture.
When asked whether she was expecting the shoot of Rashmi Rocket to be intense or gruelling before signing it, Taapsee told E Times, "Well, I certainly knew it was the role of a sprinter. Yes, there's a difference between knowing and actually doing it. But I decided then and there that I want to go all out and do nothing half-hearted. We had the benchmark of a male sprinter's story set by 'Bhaag Milka Bhaag' in India and I wanted to live up to it. The stories of 'Rashmi Rocket' and 'Bhaag Milka Bhaag' are very different but I didn't want any discrepancy in my portrayal. But I guess, the challenge here was bigger in a way"
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She added, "You don't have as much a budget in female-driven films as you have in male-driven ones. So you can't rely on VFX, you have to work on your body. Besides, a female cannot invest a full year in a film because she isn't paid as much as her male counterpart. Hamere film ka budget itna hota hai jitna ek male actor ki ek film ki fee hoti hai. And if I decided to invest a year in the prep and shoot of a film, I would be losing out on 5 films. That just won't be practical. The kind of stuff that I am now getting is something that I can hardly say 'no' to."
When questioned whether she lost the frame, which she had for the film, to which Taapsee answered, "Yes, I lost frame and volume both. But the good thing was that I had kept my workouts going at home. I had to keep my stamina alive or else I would have had to start from scratch. I didn't want to lose my stamina that I had consequently built up due to the extensive prep that I had done. So, I was doing my workouts twice a day. Sometimes I would run in my building for a distance of 2 km. Every day, I would climb the 45 floors in my building."
Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Rashmi Rocket also stars Priyanshu Painyuli and Aparshakti Khurana in key roles. So, are you excited for the film? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life.
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