On an experimental mode

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On an experimental mode

She has powered her way through Bollywood by playing the strong, hard-hitting woman in two back-to-back films, besides another one in the pipeline, but Taapsee Pannu says she wants to take a break from the action dramas by adding colour and glamour to her career with ‘Judwaa 2’.

The 29-year-old actor debuted her action girl avatar in ‘Baby’ in 2015 and then followed it up with ‘Pink’, which highlighted the issue of women empowerment and the importance of consent in the country.

Taapsee will also be seen in ‘Naam Shabana’, which is a spin-off based on her character from ‘Baby’. She has decided to break her string of action roles by opting to star in ‘Chashme Baddoor’ — director David Dhawan’s comic remake of ‘Judwaa 2’.

“I want to play roles my age and my type as well. I am a huge Bollywood buff. I have grown up watching ‘masala’ films all my life. I love to dance and have fun. I am an audience to such films so why should I not do such films?

I have seen ‘Judwaa’ and all of David sir’s films. I wanted to shift and break from what I have been doing. If I don’t do it, then it will be boring for the audience. I am really looking forward to adding some crazy, fun colours and glamour to my career,” Taapsee said.

The actor may be looking beyond the action genre but she is excited about the release of ‘Naam Shabana’. Taapsee says the film is an experimentation for the whole cast and crew but it is definitely worth the risk.

“It is the first spin-off and that too of a female character. The filmmakers are taking a risk by making a film on a girl. I am looking forward to it. It is an experimentation for everyone. I am excited to see the reaction of the audience. It is worth the risk because it has opened up a whole new genre in Bollywood.” 

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