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Many peo­ple be­lieve that Bol­ly­wood’s com­mer­cial films which in­volve the trade­mark songs and dancing around trees, don’t take much ef­fort, as com­pared to in­tense dra­mas. How­ever, ac­tor Taapsee Pannu (right) be­lieves oth­er­wise.

“Hav­ing done both, I can say none of them is easy. In com­mer­cial films, you do get the priv­i­lege to not get into that in­tense zone. But look­ing like a mil­lion bucks on screen is not ef­fort­less. To carry your­self as if you are the diva is not an easy job,” says Taapsee. “Dancing on the beach in heels or around trees, no matter how much fun peo­ple make of it, is not a sim­ple thing to do,” she adds.

Taapsee says that she de­cided to take up the se­quel to Jud­waa, which is a typ­i­cal Bol­ly­wood masala en­ter­tainer, as she does not want peo­ple to box her in a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory.

“I didn’t want peo­ple to put a genre tag on me. I want peo­ple to be more cu­ri­ous about what I am go­ing to do next. It is a con­stant change of gear. I don’t want my au­di­ence to rest and re­lax think­ing ‘she can only do a cer­tain kind of cinema.’ I want to keep them on the edge,” says Taapsee.

The ac­tor says that though she has done com­mer­cial films be­fore, peo­ple now have dif­fer­ent ex­pec­ta­tions from her, af­ter pow­er­ful films such as Pink (2016) and Naam Sha­bana. “My an­swer to them is —if I keep do­ing hard-hit­ting stuff, my im­pact will die down af­ter some time,” she says. “But I am not go­ing to dis­ap­point those peo­ple who want to see me do­ing those heavy duty roles. I will re­turn to that be­cause that has got me my au­di­ence.”

Taapsee says that her last few per­for­mances may have been praised a lot, but she still has a long way to go.

“I have still not ar­rived in a way that I can sit and wait and let things hap­pen on the auto pi­lot mode. It won’t hap­pen still. Now I have dif­fer­ent bat­tles to fight. I am just get­ting ready for the next stage,” she says, adding that she wants to ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent gen­res. “I want peo­ple to be­lieve that I can pull off more than one or two types of gen­res or char­ac­ters,” she says.

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