Amitabh Bachchan who is known to share interesting deets on his Twitter handle, on Friday, shared an 'SMS' from a 'colleague & completely chilled out' actress from Bollywood. Any guesses?
Well, it was Taapsee Pannu. Bachchan has worked with Taapsee in critically-acclaimed films like 'Pink' and 'Badla'. The superstar shared the text which was about Taapsee's upcoming film 'Saand Ki Aankh', whose teaser dropped on the Internet recently. Amitabh Bachchan praised the preview and wrote 'well done'. Take a look -
Taapsee was quick to respond and expressed her happiness as a reply -
Coming back to Taapsee Pannu's latest film "Saand Ki Aankh", the actress in an interview said she was surprised at the criticism the first look poster received as she and her co-star Bhumi Pednekar had an amazing time taking on the characters which required them to be "double" their age.
The film chronicles the story of world's oldest sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar and feature Taapsee and Bhumi in the lead. The poster was criticised for casting two young actors to portray 60-year-olds and not women closer to the age of the sharpshooters.
Taapsee, however, looks at the debate from another point of view.
"I was pretty surprised and laughed at it thinking, no one questioned me when I played a college girl at 30. Nobody questions when these big actors portray college characters being triple the age. At that time nothing happens," Taapsee told PTI.
The "Badla" star says people should appreciate her and Bhumi for choosing to portray older characters at prime of their careers.
"It's so strange that two actresses, at the prime of their careers, decided to look more than double their age, where today an actress always wants to look younger and younger. We decided to look double the age. Instead of appreciating it, people are finding issues with it." The actor says she later got to know from her producer that senior actors were also approached for the role "but they felt it's too off beat a film."
"It might not be mainstream enough for them to do, so they didn't do it. For me it was a kickass story and I wanted to do it. I really want to see the same people questioning me when I am going to portray a college girl soon. I'm far away from college now. Then let's see the trolling," she adds.
Taapsee was last seen in Ashwin Saravanan's "Game Over".
(With inputs from PTI)
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