Taapsee Pannu completed eight years in Bollywood this week. She debuted in Hindi cinema with the remake of Sai Paranchpe's Chashme Buddoor, directed by David Dhawan. Progressively, she opted for films like Baby, Naam Shabana, Pink, Mulk, Thappad, Manmarziyaan, Badla and Saand Ki Aankh, all of which underlined her potential as an actress. Taapsee had built a name for herself down South before making her foray into Bollywood. She continues to keep a foot in that boat even as she sails in this industry with several projects in her kitty already.
In a recent chat with BT, she was asked about starting her career from scratch in Bollywood after building herself up in the Southern industries. Talking about never letting complacency set in, Taapsee says, "In my line of work, when you get too complacent, your growth stops.
If you notice, even with my roles, I have always tried to push myself outside of my comfort zone. Otherwise, it can get boring. Perpetually thriving in your comfort zone is not a good thing for an actor. As for working in the South and then starting from scratch in the Hindi industry goes, I don't take myself too seriously. I don't think of how people will treat me and that I might have to struggle again and that can hurt my ego.
Even if it does, it will wash off easily. Hindi is my mother tongue, and I am more familiar with it. I knew I had to pay a price and struggle when I came here. But this new start gave me a chance to learn from my past mistakes and start afresh on a new page. When I came here, I knew what are the things that I don't enjoy doing. It's all worked perfectly for me."
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