Over the past few years, Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu has made a huge name for herself. Starring in films opposite some of the biggest names of the industry, such as Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan and Rishi Kapoor amongst many others, Taapsee has made herself known. Her performances in Manmarziyaan, Badla, Pink and Game Over have been earning her a lot of praises. Her latest release, Mission Mangal – which stars Vidya Balan and Sonakshi Sinha as well - has been making big numbers at the box office as well. She is also gearing up for the release of her next film, Saandh Ki Aankh with co-star Bhumi Pednekar, however, the two have been receiving a lot of flak lately.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Taapsee was asked to comment on remarks made by Soni Razdan and Neena Gupta, who shared that roles of older women should be offered to older actresses. Taapsee replied, "Ek kam karti hoon main acting karna chor deti hoon. And I will only play characters of my age and girls from Delhi. We are actors, so should we stop acting? As an actor, I will sometimes play characters of different ages. We should stop being camera actors, I think. I know it’s not an easy visual, as these women pick up guns at the age of 60, and the film showcases their story from half of their current ages."
However, she is not too bothered by the criticism. Taapsee added, "I was pretty happy about being criticized for playing an aged person at this juncture of my film career. Perhaps people have seen me in different young roles, so they are unable to digest it. While I was hearing the script, my reference point was my mother. I literally cried for 2 hours, as every moment reminded me of my mother. As my reel mother would say: I will not let my girls spend life as I did, and if I have to pick up the gun at 60 to do it, then I will.” Saandh Ki Aankh is all set to hit screens on October 25.