After churning out several above par performances in her Bollywood career, actor Taapsee Pannu feels there is still a lot more for her to explore on the film front. The actor expressed her desire to play an Indian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Avengers franchise. Sharing she has a personal attachment to these films, Taapsee hopes to get an opportunity to play a superhero once in her lifetime. “I hope I get a chance in my life to be a superhero in Avengers. That’s the only role that I think I’ve not done. I don’t want to replace any character but I want to be an Indian superhero in the Avengers,” she said.
Taapsee added, “I remember Captain Marvel released along with Badla. After I saw the Captain Marvel trailer, I told my sister, ‘Had I done this, it would have been something else.'” Taapsee was speaking to film critic Rajeev Masand on the sidelines of the 10th Jagran Film Festival this week.
The 31-year-old actor said she has a huge crush on Iron Man’s role, played by Robert Downey Jr in the Marvel universe. When Masand pointed out the character was dead in the MCU, Taapsee quipped, “I cried in the theatre. I was so sad.” When asked if there is a film she wishes she could have been a part of, Taapsee named Ayushmann Khurrana’s performance in Article 15. “I don’t think I have that with female characters. I haven’t felt that if I played a particular female character, the film would turn out differently. But I loved Article 15. I thought I would’ve also done a great job had I done Ayushmann’s role,” she noted. “I can say that as they are two good friends. They won’t take it in the wrong way. But I keep telling this to director Anubhav Sinha that ‘I would have also done a good job sir’,” she concluded.