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Rashmi Rocket has dared to do what other Indian sports dramas didn’t — examine the flaws of the system in the world of sports. In telling the story of the protagonist, essayed by Taapsee Pannu, the film highlights how some women athletes’ careers have been hampered by the age-old gender-testing practices. Akarsh Khurana’s directorial venture also depicts how an uninformed section of the population wrongly questions Rashmi’s gender due to her hyperandrogenism.

While the protagonist is eventually shown pregnant, Pannu says it was a conscious call to not play the pregnancy card to win the gender-testing case in the film.


The film makes the case for pregnant athletes as well, showcasing how one can continue their sports career, should they choose to.

As much as the film’s subject appealed to her, the actor says it was a single scene that sealed the deal.



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Nisha Dubey

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