I still feel people don't know me: Taapsee Pannu

First Published 14, Sep 2018, 3:27 PM IST
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The 31-year-old actor, who has made a mark with her performances in Pink, Mulk and her latest release Manmarziyaan, does not fear that there is overexposure on her part.

New Delhi: With back-to-back releases, Taapsee Pannu may be on her way to becoming one of the most popular young stars, but the actor said she still feels people "don't know" her.

The 31-year-old actor, who has made a mark with her performances in Pink, Mulk and her latest release Manmarziyaan, does not fear that there is overexposure on her part. 

"I don't think I'm at that stage of my career where it's okay if I do one or two films a year. Honestly, till the time each and every movie-goer knows about me, I will not stop doing multiple films a year. I still have the feeling that people don't really know me," Taapsee said. 

The actor said once she will be able to create her own audience, she will start being more selective in her choices.

"I couldn't have said no to any film post Pink. I don't regret a single decision of mine. Even if I made mistakes, they helped me evolve. Post Pink, I don't have any film, which I can pick out from my filmography and say 'It would have been better if I hadn't done this film'." 

Taapsee said her goal is to become one of the most popular stars of her generation. 

"I want to be a star. It doesn't mean that I'll act any less. My performance will be on par, but I want to be a star. I want the audience to spend their hard earned money on my tickets without doubting. And when that day comes, I'll believe I'm a star." 

The actor added that it is important to be clear headed, confident and aware of one's goals. 

"It is important to be confident about yourself. At the same time, you need to have a reality check about yourself and about things around you. Delusion is something that kills most of the public figures and the day you get delusional, it is like suicide point," she said. 

Taapsee thanked her directors and writers, including Anurag Kashyap, for giving her memorable parts. Praising the Manmarziyaan helmer, she said they are like "evil twins". 

"We both are like those evil twins, like yin-yang, biggest bullies and critics of each other. After the film was over, we were like 'What are we doing next together?' He is a great director. Internationally, he has become the face of directors from India. Anurag doesn't care about 'what people would say?'. It is something that connects him, me and my character Rumi.

Taapsee's next film is Badla, which is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The film also marks the young actor's second collaboration with megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

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