Taapsee Pannu, known for playing strong female characters in Bollywood films, is gearing for another such role on the silver screen in her upcoming film Thappad. For this film, Taapsee has reunited with her 2018 film Mulk’s director, Anubhav Sinha. Taapsee, who is currently shooting for this new film, took to social media to share a behind-the-scenes picture from the sets, in which she can be seen sitting on a bed, clad in a simple, pink salwar kameez suit, looking down at some papers, with a pen in her hand. Quoting the well-known Punjabi poet and novelist, Amrita Pritam, the actress the photo as follows,
“When a man denies the power of women, he is denying his own subconscious - Amrita Pritam. Moving from one Amrita to the other..... Main tenu pher milangi.... in theatres from 6th of March 2020."
Taapsee’s character in 2018 film Manmarziyaan was loosely inspired by the iconic poet and she also recited her poem, Main Tenu Pher Milangi, in the film. More recently, on Amrita Pritam's 100th birth anniversary, Taapsee paid a tribute to the legendary poet by posting a rendition of the same poem on her Instagram page.
Anubhav also shared a picture from the shoot yesterday, with him looking at a screen with Taapsee sitting behind him. He wrote on Twitter, “Yes it is looking good.” The director had earlier announced the film by tweeting, "Eleven is an auspicious number and this is my eleventh film and probably the toughest so far. Keep us blessed. This one is dedicated to the women of India. See you Mar 6, 2020. @itsBhushanKumar." Taapsee had replied to his tweet, saying, “This year let’s make it even HAPPIER women’s Day! See you all ladies along with your men in theatres on 6th of March 2020.”
Eleven is an auspicious number and this is my eleventh film and probably the toughest so far. Keep us blessed. This one is dedicated to the women of India. See you Mar 6, 2020. @itsBhushanKumar pic.twitter.com/3BhEjuaC8S— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 8, 2019