Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Amitabh Bachchan in Sujoy Ghosh's directorial venture Badla this year, said that she had more scenes than Big B in the film, yet he is given more credit for the success of the film
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu has established herself in the film industry by essaying fiery and radical characters. The 'Mission Mangal' star, who is quite outspoken about equal rights for female actors, feels Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has been given more credit than her for their film, 'Badla'.
"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."
The 'Pink' actor added, "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," Taapsee said on Neha Dhupia's show, according to a report by pinkvilla.com
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Badla hit the screens on March 8 this year. The film also starred Amrita Singh and Manav Kaul in pivotal roles.
Taapsee Pannu will now be seen in Anubhav Sinha's upcoming film Thappad. The actor has worked with the director earlier in 'Mulk'. 'Thappad' will hit the screens on March 6 next year, two days before International Women's Day. While Amitabh Bachchan, on the other hand, has Jhund, Chehre and Gulabo Sitabo in his kitty.
Last Updated 25, Nov 2019, 6:49 PM IST