The last time they came together, Anurag Kashyap and Tapsee Pannu created Manmarziyan. The two are re-uniting for something entirely unexpected.
Reveals Tapsee, “It is a supernatural horror thriller. But not what we are used to seeing in Indian cinema. There are no ghosts in this film. It’s a different kind of ghost story altogether, something never seen before. It’s an experiment. But then, these days every film of mine is an experiment. So I am not worried about that. I am just excited to be working with Anurag Kashyap again after Manmarziyan.”
At the moment, Tapsee is immersed in another project. Like a trueblue female hero, Tapsee Pannu has been shooting during night-time for Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad. She laughs when I tell her this, “On the contrary if I was true blue star, as you say, I’d make sure there is no night shooting. But on more serious note, I can see the change in my career in the kind of roles I get nowadays.”
Tapsee confesses she is spoilt for choices. “There are so many scripts to choose from. My team is going crazy trying to figure out which ones I should do and which ones I should say no to. To be honest, I don’t want to say no to good work. But there are only 24 hours in a day and only one of me.”
Tapsee seems to have become the face of Thappad. She says, “It may come across as that. Because Anubhav preferred to reveal only me so far. But believe me, there several other very talented actors in Thappad who will be revealed eventually.”
Shouldering a film has become second nature to Tapsee. She isn’t complaining. But the idea is to be part of cinema that is significant. I can’t only be looking at my own role.”