Taapsee won’t bore fans with sim­i­lar films

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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.”

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