Taapsee Pannu is aiming much higher
The Bollywood actor says that she’ll feel like a star only when she can ask filmmakers to cast her
Given the success of her recent films, Naam Shabana and Pink, actor Taapsee
Pannu (right) is enjoying a great phase in her career. However, she says that she never planned a route to success and that good films have just happened to her in Bollywood.
“Until now, [for] whatever I have got, I have only one thing to say, ‘Beggars can’t be choosers,’” Taapsee laughs, adding, “I’m not in a position [where] I would approach a good director and say how much I’d like to work with him or her — I don’t think I have achieved that position yet. The only film that I signed after Pink is Judwaa 2. So, it’s not like I am going ahead and choosing such films. Out of the offers I’m getting, I’m just trying to pick the best. I’d say that I have been lucky in terms of the opportunities.”
Taapsee hopes that she continues to do good work, so that one day she can ask filmmakers to consider her for their films. “My aim is to achieve that level when I’d walk up to a director and ask him or her to take me on board for their films. The day that happens, that day I would become a star,” she adds.
The actor shares that she feels drawn towards strong female-centric films, saying, “I enjoy playing strong female characters on screen. Playing Shabana (Naam Shabana) was really satisfying, as was playing Meenal (Pink). I feel a strong connect with such characters.”
DESPITE HER SUCCESS, TAAPSEE PANNU SAYS THAT AS YET, SHE’S PICKING THE BEST FROM THE ROLES OFFERED, RATHER THAN GOING FOR WHAT SHE WANTS