Taapsee Pannu Talks About Playing Amrita In Her Next “Thappad”

Mohnish Singh |Nov 24, 2019

Taapsee Pannu has reunited with filmmaker Anubhav Sinha for yet another social drama titled “Thappad”, after their critically acclaimed film “Mulk”. “Thappad” release on 6th March, 2020

Taapsee Pannu has had an immensely fruitful year. In 2019, she appeared in three Hindi movies – Badla, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aankh – and all of them performed really well at the box-office. She is now set to begin 2020 with an unconventional social drama titled Thappad wherein she plays a starkly different character than what we have seen her in before.

Thappad reunites Taapsee Pannu with filmmaker Anubhav Sinha. The duo last worked together on Mulk (2017), which did not only impress critics but audiences also. Playing a conventional Indian woman in Thappad was a huge task, says Taapsee Pannu. "Thappad is about those said-unsaid things women are supposed to do. For years, we have been living like that. It raises questions like why women need to be a certain way?” the actress says.

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Talking further about her character in the upcoming film, the award-winning actress adds, “I am playing this average Indian woman, who is also taught to be a certain way. The biggest challenge for me and Anubhav sir was how to rip that fiery image off me because audiences are used to seeing me doing something radical.”

Taapsee Pannu says that playing Amrita, her character in Thappad, was a claustrophobic experience. "I was relieved after finishing Thappad. It was so claustrophobic to be Amrita. There were times I felt like I want to punch you in the face. But then I realised if I don't go deep, the message will also remain on the surface. There were a lot of times when I instinctively reacted in a scene as the real Taapsee would. But I was stopped there. I was sometimes gasping for breath," she concludes.

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Thappad is scheduled to enter theatres on March 6, 2020, two days before the International Women's Day. The audience is awaiting the release of the film with bated breath as everyone is curious to know what filmmaker Anubhav Sinha is coming up with after two thought-provoking films like Mulk and Article 15 (2019) in a row.

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