Rashami Rocket: Taapsee Pannu On Gender Testing In Sports; 'It's Shocking That A Woman Is Asked To Prove Her Womanhood To Pursue A Profession'

Taapsee Pannu is shocked about gender testing in sports. Read on!

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Rashami Rocket: Taapsee Pannu On Gender Testing In Sports; 'It's Shocking That A Woman Is Asked To Prove Her Womanhood To Pursue A Profession'
Taapsee Pannu has interesting projects in the pipeline. One of her films many are looking forward to is Rashami Rocket. The trailer received an amazing response from the audience. And after watching the trailer, many came 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. The actress was shocked and admitted that as the majority of the population even she was not aware of how the practise hinders many female athletes until the project came her way.

According to a report in Mid-Day, Taapsee 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."

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 asked the actress if her upcoming film Rashami Rocket is based on this athlete, the actress said 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. She further revealed that the film has been inspired by different athletes. ALSO READ:In A New Tweet, Taapsee Pannu Gives Savage Response To All The Trolls For Calling Her 'Masculine'
On Thursday, Taapsee shared a BTS picture and wrote in the caption, "Aim set! 8 days to go ! Are you ready to catch her #RashmiRocket streaming on @zee5 from 15th October!"







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