Taapsee Pannu recently talked about the massive success of recently released Vivek Agnihotri’s directorial The Kashmir Files. Taapsee said that while one has can question the intention of people, the fact that it got great numbers proves that it’s not a bad film. Here is the complete conversation.
One of the Bollywood stars and Haseen Dilruba cast Taapsee Pannu on Friday said she hopes the impressive commercial run of her colleague Alia Bhatt’s movie “Gangubai Kathiawadi” leads to more screens being allocated to movies fronted by women.
Gangubai Kathiawadi, released on February 25 in theatres, reportedly earned Rs 123 crore at the box office. The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Speaking about the commercial success of “Gangubai Kathiawadi” at ABP Network’s Ideas of India Summit, Taapsee Pannu said she is happy to see how the scenario is changing slowly about the women leading movies in India. Also read: Akshay Kumar’s pain over Bachchan Pandey’s ‘flop’, said – The Kashmir Files drowned my film
“I was so glad that it happened (BO success of Gangubai Kathiawadi – 123 Crore). It opens doors for ten other female-driven films. So, I heartily celebrate the fact that it happened. But I really hope in the future the number of screens that the film got, which is 3,000 screens, that happens too,” Pannu said.
“3,000 screens, which is at par with any hero film, should be given to a female protagonist as well, and then you see, why would it not collect numbers like the (hero’s) movie. So, let’s make it a level playing field,” she added.
Her Films were given very fewer screens
Citing the example of her 2019 mystery-thriller film “Badla”, which was released on 900 screens and earned Rs 90 crore, said there have been times when her films were given very fewer screens as heroes’ (Male actors) film was released at the same time. Also read: Get Ready for ATTACK – Ready to Hit Theaters on April 1, 2022
“I’ve got a lesser number of screens, so I have to prove my film’s worth in the weekdays to overtake the other film,” she said, without divulging the name of the film which were released at the same time of her Badla.
Pannu also pointed out the growing acceptance of movies with female protagonists.
“Eight to ten years ago when I started, I would have never imagined that I will be doing protagonist roles even now,” Pannu recalled. “I have heard that the season of a heroine doesn’t last more than six years or so, post that one has to change to supporting roles or decide to walk out. I can do more and people want more to be seen, be it due to OTT or word of mouth. People are ready to watch films, but they still wait for word of mouth to happen (for female-driven movies),” she said. For you: Jalsa Movie Review: Vidya Balan and Shaifali Shah starer Jalsa
What she said about The Kashmir Files?
Asked about Vivek Agnihotri’s movie “The Kashmir Files” doing well at the box office despite some controversy over its contents, Pannu said, “I see the numbers. Whatever might be the reason, however, it happened, the fact is that it happened.”
“The Kashmir Files” is the movie about the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Valley in the 90s, which has received polarised reviews from critics calling it a propaganda movie. The movie earned more than 200 crores at the box office, drawing many big-budget movies in the loss.
“If a small film like that (The Kashmir Files) can create those kinds of numbers (200 crores+) it can’t be a bad film, you can question the intention of people, the means and all of that. That’s subjective. You have a right to have an opinion. Let’s agree to disagree. Let’s settle at that,” Pannu said. Recommended: iBOMMA 2022 – Watch Telugu Movies Online & FREE Download
On being asked about the constant pressure of being perfect in the show business, Pannu admitted the demands of the profession can be exacting.
“It sometimes goes beyond the talent you have. It is a very hard position to be in, being judged and discussed on everybody’s a dining table, to live up to the requirement of being good in every household and because that’s going to decide how long your career is going to go,” she said.
“It’s one of the most mentally taxing professions to be in because my success and failure lie in the hands of other people. I’m not allowed to have bad days. I’m allowed to always be happy and be receptive to whatever is happening around,” she added. The actor said she has learned to accept it as the price one must pay to be in the profession because she enjoys being in front of the camera.
“You don’t get the best of everything. This is the negative that comes with it that I swallow and it is not really good in taste. There is no solution. You have to get through it,” she added.
This conversation was sourced from IndiaToday. This was the conversation between media and Taapsee Pannu at ABP Network’s Ideas of India Summit. For you: HDMovieArea – Download 300MB Movies, 500MB movies, 700MB movies!