The talented Taapsee Pannu had a very crowded year.She had as many as six releases. Not all of them did well enough.
Realist that she is, Taapsee says she is okay with that. “Regardless of the boxoffice performance my recent films will be looked at kindly. I will never regret them. There are so many films in the past that didn’t do well. But they are still quoted by film historians and ordinary moviegoers. Inversely many blockbusters from the past are today forgotten.”
Her takeaway from the past year? “What I’ve learnt during the past year is to not brood over the failure of some of my films. What makes me happy and proud is that my films will be relevant years from now.No one can deny the fact that you have to be ready to receive as much love as hate from the audience. Even God can’t please everyone. I am just an ordinary mortal. So I am not going get into analyzing and brooding over my releases.”
She is proud of every film she has done. ” I know that ten years down the line when I look at the films I’ve done , I will be proud of them. I don’t know how others are going to look at them. There is nothing in my filmography I’d want to change.”
Taapsee feels grateful for the career that has fallen into her lap. “This film industry has helped me grow older than my biological age .Whether that’s good or bad, I don’t know. But I am glad when people talk about my films they know I am not just a decorative doll in those films.”
That she has the image of an actor who delivers the unexpected is a lucky stroke for Taapsee. “I am glad people think of my films as something different. I am glad my films have a strong recall value. A lot of actors don’t have that kind of an image. I glad I have that. This distinctive image is my biggest takeaway from my journey so far.”