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Taapsee Pannu reveals why she did Judwaa 2

Taapsee Pannu has said that her decision to appear in the mainstream film Judwaa 2, after having starred in smaller, more serious movies, was a conscious one.

bollywood Updated: Jan 16, 2020 18:02 IST
Titas Chowdhury
Titas Chowdhury
Hindustan Times
Taapsee Pannu on the sets of Judwaa 2.
Taapsee Pannu on the sets of Judwaa 2.

With films like Baby (2015), Pink (2016) and Naam Shabana (2017), Taapsee Pannu earned the moniker of a serious actor. And then came Judwaa 2 (2017) that saw the actor in a glamourised avatar. To this date, the comic caper remains her most commercial film. It might have been tagged as a popcorn flick but it was a rather important film for her. “When I did Judwaa 2, I didn’t only want to achieve a certain box office figure but also break the myth that a girl who works in unconventional films cannot be a mainstream actor,” Taapsee says.

The actor says that it was a much needed step to break out of the mould and perception that people had created about her. She explains, “The stereotyping is out there to eat you. If I didn’t do Judwaa 2, people would’ve kept me aside saying that I’m can only play offbeat roles. I can do both now.”


She says that she’s now happy to tread the middle path and strike a balance between mainstream and content-driven cinema. “What has happened from Judwaa 2 to now is that the line between glamourised and content-driven films has blurred. I’m, in fact, doing a film this year which will be highly glamourised but it’ll have a very strong story and my character will also be very strong. I’m hoping that I can continue walking through this middle path in the future too,” she shares.

For Taapsee, it’s important to branch out beyond films as well. And so, being a sports lover, she has owned a team in the Premiere Badminton League. Ask the 32-year-old actor if she plans on foraying into other sports and she says, “I entered this space because I knew badminton a little bit and what goes behind this. Unless I’m well-versed with a particular sport, I’ll be pretty aimless having a team. It should come out of knowing the sport first. As of now, I know no other sport that well,” she concludes.

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