Taapsee Pannu Wants To Prove That Being A ‘Hero’ Has Nothing To Do With Gender. You Go Girl!
In a film industry like Bollywood, the male leads often get to sink their teeth into larger than life roles. But thankfully since the past few years the game has finally changed and we have a lot of actresses to thank for playing characters in films that have a lot more to do than just look pretty. From movies like Kahaani to Saand Ki Aank we have seen a lot new changes in the movie business, that it always needed and deserved badly! And looks like actress Taapsee Pannu wants to bring more change in the tinsel town for all the good reason.
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Gone are the days where male actors had a larger part to play in the movies and today we know so many films that have woman as an important topic in the stories told. Speaking on the same, Taapsee Pannu believes in it too and feels that only the audience can help bridge the gap between male and female actors being successful at the box office today. Taapsee Pannu wants to prove that being a hero has nothing to do with anyone’s gender and we agree on it.
“I feel hero has no gender and I am trying to prove that. We have for so many years fed our audience that hero is a gender-based term and they have also accepted that. Now the change can not come overnight, it will be slow and steady. It requires a lot of perseverance from the side of all-female actors who are trying to bring the change,” Taapsee told PTI. Taapsee Pannu also accepts the fact that her film, Game Over didn’t make it to the 100 crore club but she hope that other actors will take a risk in the future when it comes to movie choices.
The talented actress, says that it isn’t necessary to choose commercial film always mostly the mainstream ones, who are successful in attracting audience to the theaters. “I am not giving up easily and not succumbing to this pressure that I have to do a certain kind of films to make sure I am saleable. I am ready to push the boundary slowly and steadily as in every way possible. But I can’t change my choice because it doesn’t fall into the conventional formula. I am ok to have my own audience but an audience that believes in my choice of films,” she said.
Coming back to her film Game over the actress said, “We are in the transition phase. All kinds of good films in this space are being accepted. Like Game Over was a dark film, it did not have a regular entertainment quotient like a song or a comedy scene or anything. It is not visually that easily an attractive film but it got good response. Such films require a certain kind of trust from the audience,”
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Taapsee’s last two releases Badla and Game Over were fronted by a woman protagonist and the actor believes there is an audience for female-driven cinema today. Meanwhile Taapsee will also be seen in the multi-starrer film, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aank in 2019.