THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Taapsee Pannu says she will con­tinue do­ing films in Bol­ly­wood and the South­ern film in­dus­try

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - TIME OUT - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Taapsee Pannu (right) be­came a pop­u­lar name in the Tamil and Tel­ugu film in­dus­try be­fore she earned recog­ni­tion in Hindi cin­ema. Now that she is a pop­u­lar face in Bol­ly­wood, does she in­tend to shift to one in­dus­try?

To an­swer this ques­tion, Pannu says, “A ma­jor shift has hap­pened con­sid­er­ing that I have three films com­ing in Hindi and just one bilin­gual. I don’t see a com­plete shift be­cause it will be fool­ish­ness to with­draw my­self from a mar­ket where I am al­ready es­tab­lished. I am grate­ful to them for giv­ing me the ex­pe­ri­ence which I could use in my Hindi films. I can­not up­root my­self.”

Talk­ing about her suc­cess­ful rise in Bol­ly­wood, she says, “It’s not a con­scious shift but af­ter I started work­ing in Bol­ly­wood and got a good re­sponse, I re­alised I have the lib­erty to choose a script. I’ve stopped think­ing if it is a Hindi, Tamil or Tel­ugu film. I just look at the script.”

The Delhi born ac­tor, who worked in the South due to lack of of­fers, says, “I got of­fers from the South be­cause what­ever projects I was get­ting from Bol­ly­wood were with new di­rec­tors. Act­ing was not on my plan so I wanted to be safe. Tamil and Tel­ugu films were giv­ing me big names to work with and that worked well for me.”

I don’t see a com­plete shift be­cause it will be fool­ish­ness to with­draw my­self from a mar­ket where I am al­ready es­tab­lished TAAPSEE PANNU, AC­TOR

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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