Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu is one of the finest artistes we have in Bollywood. The actress, in a film career spanning nearly a decade, has done a variety of roles, and with each one of them, she has proved how talented she is. Being someone who is not trained in acting, Taapsee immerses herself in a character and performs naturally. But does it then become harder for her to get in and out a character, she was asked in a recent interaction with a mediaman.
The 31-year-old told, “I laugh about the fact that I’m becoming a crazy person, with every film. I rid 90 per cent of a character from my system, and 10 per cent stays, changing something in me.”
Giving an example of how characters refuse to leave her completely, she said, “During Manmarziyaan, my sister and I went out for dinner. We were standing at the pavement, waiting for the driver to get the car. There was a man at the red signal, slyly taking out his camera on a bike. It’s not like he asked for a picture. I’m a public figure; not a public property, like Qutub Minar, or something. There’s a clear difference.”
Further narrating the episode, the actress said, “I, in Rumi-mode, went, ‘Phone andar rakh le, nahi toh tod dungi!’ My sister was like, ‘I am not with her!’ I also instantly realised, this is not me.”
Manmarziyaan, directed by Anurag Kashyap, saw Taapsee in the role of Rumi, a feisty Punjabi girl, who is stuck in a love triangle. The actress’ performance had received appreciation from all quarters. Her most recent release is Game Over. The psychological thriller has turned out to be a box-office success having collected over Rs 10 crore in its nine-day run.