We don’t know how she missed out on playing the kabaddi player in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga. But Taapsee Pannu is quite the favourite for all sports bio-pics. In Soorma she played a hockey player. In Saand Ki Aankh she was the sharp-shooter.
Now Taapsee is shooting for Rashmi Rocket where she plays a super-sprinter from a village in Gujarat. After that she goes into Mithali Raj bio-pic Shabaash Mithu where she will play the iconic captain of the women’s cricket team.
Says Taapsee happily, “I love sports. And it looks like sports loves me back.” Being the first choice for all sports bio-pics how does that make Taapsee feel? “Privileged! Empowered? That too, I started to feel empowered last year itself when some directors trusted me with the strongest of subjects.” Taapsee now needs to live up to expectations. “Expectations of those who have entrusted me with these roles and of course my own expectations. I am shooting for 16 hours a day. There is no time for anything else except some sleep.”
On a less upbeat note, Taapsee’s Mission Mangal director Jagan Shakti was hospitalized. But is now recovering. Says Taapsee, “I was following it up since he was admitted in hospital. He had a successful surgery and is now fine.”