The last time when they worked together , Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap created Manmarziyan.A complete departure for Kashyap from his dark and brooding cinema, it was his mellowest movie to date.
Now Kashyap is again on to something with Taapsee that he has never attempted before . In Dobaara Taapsee plays a character caught in a time-travel situation.
No time-travel film has been done in Hindi. Years ago in the early 1990s Shekhar Kapur started Time Machine with Aamir Khan, Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah and Raveena Tandon. But the film never got completed.
Taapsee who starred in Kashyap-directed Manmarziyan and also played one of the leads Saandh Ki Aankh which Kashyap produced, ststood by Anurag Kashyap when actress Payal Ghosh had accused him of sexual misconduct in 2020.
Said Taapsee, “I hope she gets heard about what she has to say .A thorough investigation should be done in regards to her claim.”
Taapsee who is a friend of Kashyap felt he is incapable of misbehaving with women. “As far as I know Anurag , he is one of those people in the industry who have utmost respect for every woman he knows.”
Having worked with him, Taapsee has seen Kashyap’s work ethics first-hand.
She says, “I’ve never seen him ever disrespecting a woman , forget about ill-treating or harassing any woman.And I have heard the same things about him from the women who have worked with him and whom I’ve met.”