With films like 'Pink', 'Badla', and 'Manmarziyaan', Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu has proved herself to be one of the most versatile actresses' of the industry. The actress who is known for her convincing acting leaves no stones unturned to fit into the character. However, she recently revealed that essaying such intense & diverse roles take a toll on her mental health.
While talking to Republic Media Network during an exclusive interview, she said, "It's very difficult. It does sound funny, it's true. It is a cost that we pay to be an actor. Most of my films have been highly demanding in terms of characters. It does change something in mind. 'Mission Mangal' not so much. It's an ensemble cast. It is a relatively lighter film in terms of a character sketch, but it makes you feel deeply about your country. Be it 'Badla', 'Game Over' or 'Saand Ki Aankh'... all these films drain me a lot and they change me. I have become a much more moody person than I used to be before. My mind becomes confused. The switch has happened so many times that I don't know how will I react to certain situations. I have felt that. From mood swings to my clothes, my way of talking -- everything changes. When 'Manmarziyaan' happened, I became a rather aggressive person in reality. It does change me after every intense film."
When asked how she copes up with it, she said, "There's no escape from it. Yes, if it gets too much or affects the people around me, I am open to therapy. But as of now, things haven't gone really that far. It has been under control. I go on holidays. I totally disconnect from work and detox of mind happens. I don't really hang around with industry people so I come back to a life where films are not a part of that life."
Taapsee is currently gearing up for two big releases including Anurag Kashyap's 'Saand Ki Aankh' which also stars Bhumi Pendakar in the lead and the multi-starrer venture 'Mission Mangal'. The actress who is going to essay the role of 'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar in 'Saand Ki Ankh', thinks it is always not possible to get actors who look exactly like the person who you are portraying.
When asked about her take on biopics being played by actors who don't look like the person they are playing, the actress said, "I don't think it is always possible to get actors who look exactly like the person who you are portraying. Did you make people what the character went through, that's important. A lot of people say that I look like Carolina Marine. If a biopic gets made on her in Spain, they won't take me just because I look like her. It doesn't work that way!"
Meanwhile, 'Mission Mangal' releasing this Independence day is a real-life story of the Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mission. Beside Taapsee, the film also stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi and Kirti Kulhari in the lead.
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