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I need people to see me and like me, so that I can get the chance to do more empowering roles: Taapsee Pannu

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(G.N.S) Dt. 29
Mumbai
actress Taapsee Pannu has slowly been carving a name for herself in the industry. The actress has made calculative choices when it comes to her movies so that she garners the right kind of audience for her films. The actress was under the scanner after she chose to do a comedy entertainment like ‘Judwaa 2’, post her notable roles in women-centric films like ‘Pink’ and ‘Naam Shabana’.
Talking about the same, the actress said, “With ‘Judwaa 2’, I captured the kind of market that I could have never penetrated into on another occasion. There is an entire audience that doesn’t understand the theme of ‘Pink’. That is the base that I have to capture. I would want to ask the people who lashed out at me for choosing this film why is it that ‘Pink’ or ‘Naam Shabana’ did not earn Rs 100 crores. If those films made as much money as ‘Judwaa 2’ did, I would not need to do the latter.”
She further added, “I need people to see me and like me so that I can get the chance to do more empowering roles. It’s math. By being part of films like ‘Judwaa 2’, I can ensure that I garner more fans, who’d then want to watch me in other powerful films. I need to be bankable for those movies to reach the right audience too.” She also spoke about how she was being stereotyped. “This industry is quick to stereotype. People had started talking about how I was primarily being part of women-centric movies. I didn’t want to be labelled as part of a mahila morcha. I would want to have the option of singing and dancing as well,” she said.
“People now tell me, ‘Aap real mein toh kaafi sundar dikhtey ho’. It’s evident that they don’t count your work as legit unless you appear glamorous. And these people comprise a huge market,” she concluded.

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