Taapsee won’t bore fans with similar films
Taapsee Pannu is known to have performed myriad roles in the movies that she has done in her career so far. The actor has maintained that she has been able to strike the right balance between mainstream entertainers and off beat movies. And it only gets better for Taapsee as four of her upcoming movies belong to completely different genres — a romantic drama, a thriller, a courtroom drama and a biopic.
Ask her if it’s a deliberate attempt to keep it different or does she sign what is offered to her, and she says, “Choosing genres is one important thing I keep in mind when I sign a film. I make sure I don’t repeat genres back-to-back and that is a conscious effort. If I keep doing similar films then my audience will get bored. I have to keep surprising them with different roles. That is something that has worked for me so far. And it will continue to work if I am able to pull it off,” says Taapsee.
She adds that juggling roles becomes easy when one has a good team and a good director to work with. “But I make sure I finish one film at a time, before I start prepping for the next one. That way there is no switch happening in my head,” she says.
Talking about one of the most challenging genres, she highlights the court room drama in her upcoming film Mulk. “When I attempted the courtroom drama in Mulk, it was quite challenging. We shot with five to six cameras at a time. It was like a theatre performance as we enacted an entire scene in one go. It was unique as for the way it was shot, and it was challenging to keep up the tempo,” she says. As for her all-time favourite genre, Taapsee says, “I’d like to act in slice-of-life movies. And as an audience, I love watching a lot of comedies.”