Taapsee Pannu in her next film will be playing a sportsperson
She says that Sandeep Singh is the best coach
Sandeep Singh is one of India’s most famous hockey players
Actress Taapsee Pannu, who awaits the release of her upcoming film “Soorma”, says that hockey player Sandeep Singh is the best coach she has ever had.
Singh on Tuesday turned 32 and Taapsee, who is featuring in the biopic of the hockey player, shared a black and white photograph of herself along with him.
“To the man who made a challenging sport look so easy! The best coach I ever had! Happy Birthday Sandeep ‘Flicker’ Singh. This year is going to be another glorious year for you,” she captioned the image.
“Soorma”, a biopic on the former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, is directed by Shaad Ali, who has also helmed hit films like “Saathiya” and “Bunty Aur Babli”.
The film stars Diljit Dosanjh as Singh. It also features actor Angad Bedi as Bikramjeet, who himself will be seen doing a cameo appearance as a member of the Pakistani hockey team.
National Award-winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has worked with several talented female filmmakers in his career. Nandita Das called the shots in “Firaaq” and “Manto”, Reema Kagti directed “Talaash” and, recently, Tannishtha Chatterjee wielded the megaphone in the upcoming “Roam Rome Mein”. Siddiqui says as an actor he does not differentiate between talents based on gender.
“When I work with a filmmaker, I am not concerned about the gender of the storyteller. For me, whether it is Nandita or Tannishtha, they are talented storytellers. They came to me with a vision and I am participating in telling their stories on screen. For me, what matters the most is creativity, and I have to be on the same wavelength with the director. Talent should not be celebrated on the basis of gender. So, when Tannishtha was directing me, not for a single moment did I feel that a woman was giving direction. For me, it was a talented human being I was collaborating with,” Nawazuddin told IANS.
Tannishtha’s “Roam Rome Mein” has been in then news lately for the response that the film has been eliciting in the festival circuit. Apart from its India premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, the film has travelled to Busan International Film Festival and Rome Film Festival.
Set in Rome, the film features Vineet Kumar, Isha Talwar and Italian actors Urbano Barberini and Pamela Villoresi along with Nawazuddin and Tannishtha.
Nawazuddin says he is happy with the positive response the film received from global audiences, but it is special to be back home.
“There are a few sequences in the film where the humour is very ‘desi’, which one cannot really translate into another language. Here in Mumbai, people are laughing during those scenes and enjoying. We are so happy to see such a response. I am a strong believer in the fact that art has no language but at the end of the day, nothing like sharing our film with our audience,” added the actor. (Bollywood Country)