Taapsee Pannu on ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ criticism: Should I quit acting?

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Taapsee Pannu is currently promoting her upcoming film ‘Saand Ki Aankh’, in which she will be seen sharing the screens space with Bhumi Pednekar. Both the young actresses will be seen portraying the role of 60-year-old shooter Dadis in film, for which they have been receiving a lot of criticism already.

Ever since the makers unveiled the trailer of the film, fans have been criticizing the actresses for their unconvincing make-up as 60-year-olds. Now here’s how Taapsee has reacted to all these criticism.

Pointing at the criticism that she has been receiving on social media for her look in the film, a recent report in Deccan Chronicle, quoted Taapsee Pannu sarcastically saying, “Ek kam karti hoon main acting karna chhod deti hoon (I will do one thing, I will stop acting), and only play characters of my age and girls from Delhi. We are actors, so should we stop acting? As an actor, I will sometimes play characters of different ages. We should stop being camera actors, I think. I know it’s not an easy visual, as these women pick up guns at the age of 60, and the film showcases their story from half of their current ages.”

Earlier Alia Bhatt‘s mother, Soni Razdan had also raised questions about the film’s casting. During a conversation with Quint, the veteran actress had said, “I love both these actors honestly but I mean why? I get there is something called box office draw but then why to make a film on 60-year-olds if you can’t cast the real ones?”

Meanwhile, Neena Gupta had said, “It’s a business – they have to take who is good for the project. Maybe they (older actors) don’t sell.”

Hinting at Razdan’s statement, the ‘Game Over’ actress was further quoted saying, “I was pretty happy about being criticized for playing an aged person at this juncture of my film career. Perhaps people have seen me in different young roles, so they are unable to digest it.” 

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