Taapsee Pannu turned a year older on August 1 with a subdued birthday celebration with only her immediate family.
Says Taapsee, “Mom and Dad came visiting.So I spent the day with them away from my phone. I am getting back to virtual world now to see all the wishes and love sent my way.”
Taapsee likes to celebrate her birthdays the conventional way. “There was a cake, candles and normal celebrations.”
The Thappad actress has acquired the reputation of featuring on strong feminist roles says she is not afraid of the future. “The audiences’ expectations challenge me to do better and better. I want them to come to the theatre with expectations of something special, something substantial Now there are expectations not only from my films but from the characters I play. And that’s fine.”
Not that she is not open to smaller non-pivotal parts. “I am open to smaller parts such as as Soorma and Mission Mangal as long as I’ve something to contribute to the plot.I have to be relevant. But I can’t do small roles where I the audience goes home with me making no impression. That would backfire. There was a Telugu film I did two years ago where I was there in the first-half then I vanished in the second-half and then I returned in the last twenty minutes. I could feel the audiences’ waiting for my return in the plot. That kind of expectation is both scary and exciting.I feel if I do an inconsequential role audiences will feel cheated. And that’s a bitter-sweet feeling.”
Taapsee feels responsible towards the audience. “They should never feel let down by my films. I don’t want them coming out of the theatre muttering, ‘Yeh kya bakwas dikha diya?’