Rashmi Rocket: Taapsee Pannu is shocked about gender testing in sports; Says ‘It’s bizarre’

Published on Oct 08, 2021 09:53 AM IST  |  62K
   
Rashmi Rocket: Taapsee Pannu is shocked about gender testing in sports; Says ‘It’s bizarre’
Rashmi Rocket: Taapsee Pannu is shocked about gender testing in sports; Says ‘It’s bizarre’
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Ever since Taapsee Pannu’s film, Rashmi Rocket has been announced fans have been curious about the subject of the film. And after watching the trailer of the film, many have actually come to know that there exists a problem like gender-testing in sports. This has been happening for a long time now but not many were aware of this including Taapsee who reveals being shocked after learning this. The actress admitted that as the majority of the population even she was not aware of how the practice hinders many female athletes until the project came her way. 

According to reports in Mid-Day, Taapsee Pannu said, “As someone who loves sports, I was shocked that I did not know about this. So, I started my research parallel to what Aniruddha Guha [writer] was doing for the screenplay. It’s shocking that a woman is asked to prove her womanhood to pursue her profession. It’s bizarre that there are rules that will determine whether she is a woman enough or not. The more I learnt about it, the more motivated I was to do this film,” she states.

For the inversed, the subject of gender testing came into the Indian mainstream after 2014 when Dutee Chand was dropped from the Commonwealth Games contingent. Reportedly, the reason cited was her hyperandrogenism that made her ineligible to compete as a female athlete. When Taapsee was asked if Rashmi Rocket is based on this athlete, she replied that there are so many Indian athletes who have gone through this. But Dutee was the only one who had the courage to fight back. Taapsee further revealed that the film has different plot points in the film have been inspired by different athletes. 

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