Actor Taapsee Pannu has opened up to the audience about her break in the Hindi film industry with her acting roles in films.
The actor said that if she had to struggle like others for roles in movies, she would not ‘stay’ for long.
First Bollywood Film
In a recent interview, Taapsee also talked about getting the role for her first Hindi film Chashme Baddoor, directed by David Dhawan.
When she first starred in Hindi films in 2013, she had also signed the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam in 2010. Her Tamil film Aadukalam in 2011 won six National Film Awards.
‘I Was Known As The Girl Who Has Preity Zinta Vibes’
Speaking to Vogue India, she said, “If I had to fight for positions, I would not have stayed in the industry for so long.”
When she was signed to Chashme Baddoor without an interview, she said, “Thank God I was not auditioned. I haven’t learnt the craft formally, my training is all on-set. I would have failed miserably. I was known as the girl who has the ‘Preity Zinta vibe’ which is why I even got a Bollywood break.”
Speaking about the films she has done with actors, she said, “People now expect my work to be interesting and worth their time, so I can’t do four films a year and look and sound the same in all.” Taapsee also added, “Being a female actor I cannot afford to do just one film a year. I wish I had that luxury.
But I cannot turn my life upside down for a role. I bore quickly, so new roles and new places help. Fame is not important…I am the modern young woman. My roles represent that. People should be able to relate to my character.”
A few years ago, she starred in several films such as Pink, Badla, Thappad, Naam Shabana, Saand Ki Aankh, Mission Mangal, Manmarziyaan.
Last month, Taapsee started filming Shabaash Mithu, a biopic for Indian cricketer Mithali Raj.
The 33-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a photo from the movie sets and posted the words, “Let’s go … Day 1! #ShabaashMithu #WomenInBlue.” In March, she had wrapped up Anurag Kashyap’s DoBaaraa and in January, she finished filming on Rashmi Rocket, another sports drama.
The actor will also be appearing in Loop Lapeta, set for the October release, and Haseen Dillruba, that will premiere on Netflix.