Taapsee Pannu says “couldn’t have asked for more from 2021” after Rashmi Rocket, Haseen Dillruba
Taapsee Pannu talks about his takeaways from 2021 – with Haseen Dillruba and Rashmi Rocket.
Taapsee Pannu is known for a certain genre of cinema, and the actress is quick to admit it. But in 2021, audiences saw her as Haseen Dillruba’s sexy seductress on Netflix – something she’s never done before. It ruffled some feathers, many didn’t like the movie, others were in awe of Taapsee’s acting lineup. Shortly thereafter, Taapsee gave away what we’ve known her for – gritty drama with social commentary in Rashmi Rocket. So, as an actor, has 2021 been a fulfilling year? Taaspee’s answer is a resounding âyesâ. In an exclusive conversation with IndiaToday.in, Taapsee talks about their takeout from 2021, and more.
ON HASEEN DILLRUBA vs. RASHMI ROCKET
With Haseen Dillruba, I reached an audience that I had never reached before. Haseen wasn’t a movie about morality, which is different from the kind of movies I make. Also, you don’t think of me when you think of a seductress. Many questioned it, many liked it, but it didn’t go unnoticed which is the best part. In the end, I won a set of audience. The number of people who saw this movie, after Netflix released the data, and the fact that it was trending in about 15 countries, made me feel like it isn’t always necessary. to align with the morals of a few. It should be about what you think is right, your intuition, and go for it. Because me and Kanika, when we got into that, we really found Rani to be one of the most fascinating characters and a very strong female character. But then we realized during the release that maybe women’s morals can be different, which is good. We should be okay with disagreeing.
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Then Rashmi Rocket brought me back to my domain – this was the kind of cinema I’m known for and with a different agenda this time, with a different story and with a different look too, which took me a lot again. . It challenged me physically. I think this has also been noticed and appreciated.
The two characters that I played this year were so opposite. One was very feminine, attractive, in a pulp-fiction world, while the other was not so feminine and that was the point of contention. As an actor, I couldn’t have asked for more.
TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FILMS
The process of selecting the right movies has evolved in the sense that I become stronger or more courageous to take more risks. It was kinda okay initially, let’s just walk the clichÃ© straight path, the righteous character path, and try to do something different on that straight path. Now slowly, with films like Manmarziyaan and now Haseen, I have started to take a different path. These are not all your conventional films. Ditto for a Badla, by the way. With each movie and each response to each of those movies, it ended up giving me more strength to step into that real character area. I think the public gave me confidence. I choose films based on the audience’s point of view. When I read a script I don’t think like an actor – how chic this movie will be in my filmography or how fun it would be to work with these people. In fact, I think first as an audience. Is the movie exciting for me to watch? When I’m excited to watch a movie as an audience, that’s when I make the movie as an actor. I keep increasing the risk factor every year – whether it’s in terms of scale or in terms of how original a character is.
ON THE BEST OF 2021
I really liked what Huma Qureshi did in Maharani, or what Samantha did in Family Man 2. I loved watching Bombay Begums, I loved all the actors. I really loved what Ranveer Singh did in Sooryavanshi, he was just stunning in that little role. He was also outstanding in 83. All of them are so good in 83. So there is a long list – Vicky Kaushal to Adarsh ââGaurav, I think they are all so good.
Next year there is Looop Lapeta. It’s an adaptation of Run Lola Run. It will be released on Netflix. And then I have Shabaash Mithu, which is Mithali Raj’s biopic. I have Dobara, which is a time travel thriller starring Anurag Kashyap. I have Blur, which is my first adventure as a producer. It will be a psychological thriller. Then there’s a full-fledged comedy where you’ll see me as a cop in Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan. It’s really fun with some kind of take out, which you will know when you see the movie. It’s gonna be some crazy comedy you’ve never seen me do before.
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