Although Bollywood’s ladies have been taking centrestage with their lead roles in women-centric films, such as Priyanka Chopra in Mary Kom (2014) and Anushka Sharma in NH10 (2015) in the last few months, actor Taapsee Pannu says that she’d rather not take up such roles. “I think these films are for established actors. You need to have a strong market to be able to pull off such roles. That’s something I still have to work on,” she says.
The actor also started her own wedding planning business recently. “It is such an exciting place to be. The idea of being a real businesswoman is slowly seeping in and I am loving it,” she says, adding, “I am not in this alone. My sister and best friend are working with me. I help with client meetings and conceptualising and they manage the execution part on their own.”
And although her popularity helps attract clients, they come on board only when they are fully convinced, says Taapsee. “My fame does help a little bit. People recognise me instantly and are able to trust us and take us seriously. But when it comes to cracking a deal with them, we have to convince them with our ideas. After all, they are investing a lot of money with us,” she says.
On the acting side, Taapsee says that she has been getting a lot of offers after the success of her film, Baby. “I am getting to read a script every five days now. I have been getting offers for Bollywood films as well as regional cinema, but the response from Bollywood has been amazing. I could not believe it at first,” she says.
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