Taapsee Pannu on Saand Ki Aankh criticism: No one questioned when I played college girl at 30


“It’s so strange that two actresses, at the prime of their careers, decided to look more than double their age, where today an actress always wants to look younger and younger. Nobody questions when these big actors portray college characters being triple the age. Taapsee will be next seen in Ashwin Saravanan’s Game Over. Taapsee, however, looks at the debate from another point of view. I’m far away from college now. Advertising

“I was pretty surprised and laughed at it thinking, no one questioned me when I played a college girl at 30. “I really want to see the same people questioning me when I am going to portray a college girl soon. The poster was criticised for casting two young actors to portray 60-year-olds and not women closer to the age of the sharpshooters. Advertising

The film chronicles the story of world’s oldest sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar and feature Taapsee and Bhumi in the lead. Then let’s see the trolling,” she adds. For me it was a kickass story and I wanted to do it. 0
Comment(s) Instead of appreciating it, people are finding issues with it.”
The actor says she later got to know from her producer that senior actors were also approached for the role “but they felt it’s too off beat a film.”

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“It might not be mainstream enough for them to do, so they didn’t do it. We decided to look double the age. The Hindi version of the home-invasion psychological thriller will release on June 14. The Badla star says people should appreciate her and Bhumi for choosing to portray older characters at prime of their careers. At that time nothing happens,” Taapsee told PTI.