Taapsee Pannu Shares How She Experienced Borderline Depression While Shooting For Game Over
Taapsee Pannu suffered from borderline depression while playing her role in Ashwin Saravanan's Thriller Game Over
Taapsee Pannu, who has been highly appreciated for her work in films like Pink, Manmarziyaan and Badla, has recently been seen in Tamil-Telugu bilingual thriller (dubbed in Hindi), Game Over, directed by Ashwin Saravanan. While the actress has been receiving praise for her latest film, which is doing decent business at the box office despite its small-scale release, Taapsee has revealed how she was getting depressed while shooting for it. She said that while she has now managed to get 90 percent of the character out of her system, 10 percent of it still remains.
Like many other actors who go an extra mile to get into the skin of their characters, Taapsee also finds it difficult to leave her characters behind after giving stunning performances. She shared how all her characters have affected her in some way or the other, mentioning that she had turned brash like her character Rumi in Manmarziyaan. In Game Over, Taapsee plays the role of Sapna, who has a picture perfect life and is an avid gamer. As the film progresses, we see her life turning into a game, with repetition of the same incidents with varying outcomes. The actress said that playing a character who has been through trauma took an emotional toll on her. Speaking about her characters, Taapsee said,
"I laugh about the fact that I'm becoming a crazy person, with every film. My sister was actually worried after Badla, wondering who I'll kill, once I come back! I knew that's not a good character to bring home. With Game Over, I was getting borderline depressed. I had to keep thinking about my biggest fears, again and again, for 35 days, every single day, for 12 hours. I used to text my sister, since she is my only bouncing board. I don't freak my parents out. It would be quite scary for them to see their daughter going through these mental ups and downs."
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