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Taapsee Pannu Feels Disturbed By How Some Communities Are Targeted

"Mulk" will have its world television premiere on &pictures channel on Sunday

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After working in a critically acclaimed film “Mulk”, which talked about ‘Islamophobia’ and dealt with other social issues, actress Taapsee Pannu feels happy and disturbed at the same time.

“I am very happy with the way the audience has received the film but at the same time disturbed with the way some communities are picked out and targeted by the society,” Taapsee said in a statement.

The 31-year-old, who played a lawyer in “Mulk”, wanted to bring a change in society through the film.

She said: “I took up this film to stand up for them and initiate a change. There were a few apprehensions initially about the character that I play, but I can now say with conviction that they have been put to rest.”

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film features actors Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Prateik Babbar and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.

As “Mulk” will be telecast on the small screen, Taapsee and Anubhav want people to understand “what film has actually tried to convey”.

“I hope that with the television premiere, the message is conveyed and people realise it, thus taking that step against creating a difference,” added the actress.

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Disturbed by how some communities are targeted: Taapsee Pannu. IANS

“Mulk”, which released in August, did not get a smooth release as it faced a lot of backlash and criticism from people.

From the audience lashing out against the subject of the film to trolling of actors and calling them “anti-national”, the film was mired in several controversies.

For Sinha, making “Mulk” was quite challenging.

He said: “With the response the movie received during its theatrical release, I am happy to know that the Indian audience is mature and open to movies that are against the tide.

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“Making ‘Mulk’ was challenging as it not only addresses but also highlights the constant divide between the Hindus and Muslims. The movie is unlike any other Bollywood entertainer and was made with the intention to be heard rather than just talk about an issue on surface level.”

“Mulk” will have its world television premiere on &pictures channel on Sunday. (IANS)

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Taapsee Pannu Has Been Crazily Adventurous With Her Life

I am that person who loves to go somewhere where nobody has

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I've been crazily adventurous with my life: Taapsee Pannu.

From a girl who loved studies to becoming an actress, Taapsee Pannu journey has been a roller-coaster ride. She says she has always been about exploring the unexplored.

Taapsee Pannu, who has featured in films like “Baby”, “Pink” and “Mulk”, featured in entertainment-based audio show “Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev” in which she spoke about her life and career, read a statement.

Asked when did she realise she wanted to be an actor, Taapsee Pannu said: “After my first film released. Actually that is true and by no means it should be taken that I don’t love my job right now. I am doing it because I am loving it. In the beginning, I have been very honest about the fact it was not something that I planned for myself.

“I wanted to do MBA in marketing and do a regular job, probably something creative but in the MBA space, but not this risky or crazy I’ll say. I jumped into this profession only to while away one year of my life while I prep for my MBA. And when movies happened, I took two films at a time — one Tamil, one Telugu to see, ‘Let’s have fun, enjoy, we will learn something new and life is not really wasted, and rather than sitting at home and only studying, might as well learn something new as well’.”

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Taapsee Pannu. IANS

Her Telugu film became a hit while Tamil movie “Aadukalam” won multiple National Awards.

That was when she felt it was destiny’s way of telling her “something”. “I (thought I) should listen to it.”

As a girl from Delhi, how did she land up in a Tamil or Telugu film?

“I have been very crazily adventurous with my life and age has now made me sober down a little bit. But I have been insanely crazy. I love doing something which is not expected and obviously I have this fascination. This fascination took me to a place near central Delhi somewhere in the middle of forest area which was supposed to be having some weird history and haunted and all that, and I just wanted to explore.

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Taapsee Pannu.

“I am that person who loves to go somewhere where nobody has.

“I did get Hindi offers but those were like with no literally no names. I didn’t hear about those guys before nor did Google mention much. I Googled about the guys who offered films me in South and they were really big names.”

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One filmmaker she really wants to work with is Mani Ratnam.

“I want to be a Mani Ratnam heroine once. Very rarely I get to be a heroine first of all, so I want to be a Mani Ratnam heroine because it is something very pure and real at the same. He is one director who can… You will be real as a character but he will still make you look aspirational at the same time,” said the “Manmarziyaan” actress. (IANS)