Even as her latest release ‘Badla’ receives glowing reviews, Taapsee Pannu has little time to celebrate. “When success comes knocking, it’s not the time to get complacent,” says the actor wisely.
On her part, she is walking the talk – she has resumed the shooting of Anurag Kashyap’s production, ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ in Johri, Uttar Pradesh. The Tushar Hiranandani-directed project has Pannu playing Chandro Tomar, one of the country’s oldest women sharpshooters, with Bhumi Pednekar stepping into the shoes of Prakashi Tomar.
Acknowledging that biopics are a tricky genre to navigate, Pannu adds that her biggest challenge is to look like a 60-year-old. “Imagine what it feels like to see myself in the mirror and look double my age! My mom was recently on the set and she was amazed to see me. I usually don’t have a habit of looking at the monitor, but I think that people will either love it or loathe it. There won’t be a middle ground.”
Happy to reunite with Amitabh Bachchan after their courtroom drama ‘Pink’ (2016), Pannu says that the success of the film only reinstates her faith in good content. “With this, I feel my selection of projects is validated. ‘Badla’ is an unconventional film with no light moments or songs. It’s usually unlikely for a thriller to do well commercially. Now, I am itching to do a hat-trick with sir.” —Mid-Day