Taapsee Pannu spoke up that she was taken aback by the criticism the first look poster of Saand Ki Aankh received as she and her co-star Bhumi Pednekar had an amazing time getting into the characters which required them to be "double" their age.
The flick portrays the story of world's oldest sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar and features Taapsee and Bhumi in the lead. The poster has been getting criticism for casting two young actors to represent 60-year-old and not women even closer to the age of the sharpshooters. Taapsee, however, views this debate from another point of view.
"I was pretty surprised and laughed at it thinking, no one questioned me when I played a college girl at 30. Nobody questions when these big actors portray college characters being triple the age. At that time nothing happens," Taapsee told PTI.
Taapsee says people should applaud her and Bhumi for choosing to take up such older characters at the prime of their careers. "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. We decided to look double the age. Instead of appreciating it, people are finding issues with it."
The actor says she got to know this later from her producer that even senior actors were approached for the role "but they felt it's too off beat a film." "It might not be mainstream enough for them to do, so they didn't do it. For me, it was a kickass story and I wanted to do it."
"I really want to see the same people questioning me when I am going to portray a college girl soon. I'm far away from college now. Then let's see the trolling," she adds. Taapsee will be next seen in Ashwin Saravanan's Game Over. The Bollywood version of the home-invasion psychological thriller is set to release on June 14. Taapsee has surely got a point in this, instead of appreciating such a challenging role, people out here have to point out silly stuff to last out at the actors.
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