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Taapsee Pannu says she was ‘not acknowledged’ for Pink, reveals her ‘revenge’ strategy

Actor Taapsee Pannu has said that she has never lobbied for awards in her career, and that she can't lobby for a National Award now.
Taapsee Pannu in a still from Pink.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 12:38 PM IST

Actor Taapsee Pannu said that she decided to ‘take revenge’ for not being awarded for her performance in the film Pink by coming up with new movies that would make audiences sit up and pay attention on a yearly basis. 

Taapsee, who will next be seen in the sports drama Rashmi Rocket, was asked if she is eyeing the National Film Award for her performance. She said that she has never ‘lobbied’ for regular awards, and can only make her case through her work. 

She told Bollywood Hungama, “Please give me one! Whom shall I ask for it? What can I do? I can only perform to my best, and that's all that I have control over. I've never lobbied even for regular awards, which is why it took so long for me to win one. So how will I be able to lobby for a National Award?”

She continued, “I have no idea how to go about it other than making sure that if I don't win one this year, I'll return the next year with another performance. I have kept that attitude since 2016, when I was not acknowledged for Pink. And ever since then, my way of taking revenge has been to come back with a performance every year that's going to make you sit up and take notice for my work. That's all that I have control over, really."

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Previously, Taapsee had expressed her disappointment at not being recognised for Pink in an interview with Hindustan Times. “The only time my heart broke and that pinch of not getting awards was in 2016 when Pink released. I was not nominated (for awards) and even in couple of places where I was nominated I didn’t win when everyone I met was raving about the film and my performance. So much so that Shoojit Sircar said get your clothes stitched, you are going to win all the awards,” Taapsee said.

Also read: Taapsee Pannu: ‘When I didn’t win awards for Pink, it broke something in me’

Besides Rashmi Rocket, which is due out on ZEE5 on October 15, Taapsee will also be seen in Looop Lapeta, Dobaaraa, and the biopic of cricketer Mithali Raj, titled Shabaash Mithu.

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