In conversation with actor Taapsee Pannuby Opinion Express March 9, 2019 0 comments
The manner in which a film is being showcased matters more than its content, actor Taapsee Pannu tells Ayushi Sharma
As they say, life happens while you’re busy making other plans and actress Taapsee Pannu is a firm believer of that. She says, “Every other person in the world can have a peaceful ride, enjoy the present moment, yet we can’t help but make plans for future in order to be assured. But the actual experience of being alive is beyond those plans that happens to us when they are least unexpected. I am that point in my life where I feel it’s all a dream. I never aimed at becoming an actor. I never dreamt of it. If I hadn’t stepped into this industry, I probably wouldn’t have even realised that I could act.”
Taapsee tries to make the best out of each and every opportunity. She believes that to stay on path, every person must live in the present and “let go of fear.”
About her recent thriller, Badla, which is a remake of a Spanish film, she believes that the Indian audience is not quite open when remakes of any story are made, they prefer original content over anything. However, telling the same story again doesn’t always mean that it isn’t unique. “A story is a world view of what a filmmaker set out to do under the given circumstances and what they bring out from various characters. Though the structure might be of a Spanish film but the entire insight is very different,” she says.
The film, which released yesterday which opened to good reviews, is Taapsee’s second outing with Amitabh Bachchan after Pink, the film which put the spotlight on her.
After portraying disparate and offbeat characters, there is still one left for Taapsee. She says she really wants do X-Men or Avengers as she is a huge fan of super hero films. She says, “It hasn’t happened yet and I’m eagerly looking forward to it.”
Bollywood is currently high on the trend of biopics, and increasingly picking up subjects that portray realism or stand for social causes. The actress disagrees. She feels that it would be better to say that the industry is creating good content rather than forcefully putting realism into its focus. She says, “It’s because we are getting attracted towards more engaging stories. The content matters and when it is real, people have no choice but to connect with it. A good film is one that keeps the audience hooked. It could be any genre — thriller or comedy.”
For her, it doesn’t matter what you are showcasing but the manner in which it is being projected. An instance — Badla.
Taapsee’s next project is Mission Mangal.
Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Writer: Ayushi Sharma
Courtesy: The Pioneer