Taapsee Pannu is one actress who has blown us away with the number of versatile characters she has played. Recently, she was a guest on Neha Dhupia‘s popular podcast No Filter With Neha and we caught Tapsee dropping some truth bombs. And all we can say is, she was holding true to the show’s name. During her chat with Neha, she revealed how the industry is still so male-dominated in so many ways. She spoke about how even though she worked more days and had more scenes in Badla, it was ultimately coined as an Amitabh Bachchan film.
Even when I do films like ‘Badla’, I had more working days or scenes so to say than Mr. Bachchan. He was the hero of the film, I was the antagonist. But the antagonist has more presence in the film than the protagonist. But eventually the film releases, they call it an Amitabh Bachchan film.
Yes, when I raise my voice and say I’ve done almost equal if not more, that’s when people recognized and started taking my name because it’s such a male-dominated industry, they don’t even realize that I might have done more work actually. It was called Sir’s film, it won’t be called a female film regardless of the fact that I have more scenes, it will be called an Amitabh Bachchan film and the credit will go there.
Hats off to Taapsee for saying it like it is. There are many in the industry who would still keep mum about the male-dominated nature of things. We’re glad to see Taapsee breaking that pattern. You go, girl!
During the same interview, Taapsee had also revealed that one actor she thought was only getting a second chance because they were from a film family.
Badla, based on The Invisible Guest by Oriol Paulo was a great mystery thriller that 2019 offered us. While there was not much conversation about the film’s success, it was deemed as what you’d call a sleeper hit (A film that runs successfully for a long period with minimal promotion or the lack of a successful opening). The film was produced by Shah Rukh Khan‘s Red Chillies Entertainment.