Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket that put the spotlight on modern sports’ oppressive notion of womanhood completes one year since its release on Zee5. Directed by Akarsh Khurrana, the screenplay and dialogue was given by Kanika Dhillon and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The film got rave reviews from both critics and the audience for its thought provoking subject that is inspired from true events in the lives of celebrated athletes Dutee Chand and Santhi Soundarajan.
Earlier this year screenwriter and co-producer Kanika Dhillon who is known for her unique treatment of women-oriented subjects in mainstream Hindi feature films won a nomination for best dialogues for Rashmi Rocket at the 67th Filmfare Awards. Dhillon and Pannu have had a very successful partnership since they worked together on Rashmi Rocket. The power duo, Dhillon and Tapsee together have also given smash hits and talks of them collaborating for Haseen Dillruba 2 are also doing the rounds.
Dhillon is delighted about all the love Rashmi Rocket has been receiving for the past 12 months. She said “I’m very happy that all our hard work be it my co-writers, my director, my producers and actors-it’s validated with all the love and appreciation Rashmi got. Most importantly, it talks about a very important topic and puts spotlight on the condition of female athletes in the country”