Taapsee Pannu: I still feel people don't know me, I want to be a star

Taapsee Pannu, with back-to-back releases and a lot of other things on her plate, is becoming one of the most popular and sought after stars in the Hindi film industry, but the actress still feels that people ‘don’t know’ her yet.

The 31-year-old actress, who has made a mark with her performances in films, including Pink, Mulk and her latest release Manmarziyan, does not fear the over exposure on her part.

“I don’t think I’m at that stage of my career where it’s okay if I do one or two films a year. Honestly, till the time each and every movie-goer knows about me, I will not stop doing multiple films a year. I still have the feeling that people don’t really know me,” Taapsee told PTI in an interview.

The actress had earlier said that once she is able to create her own audience, she will start being more selective in her choices.

“I couldn’t have said no to any film post Pink. I don’t regret a single decision of mine. Even if I made mistakes they helped me evolve. Post Pink, I don’t have any film which I can pick out from my filmography and say ‘It would have been better if I hadn’t done this film’.” 

Taapsee says her goal is to become one of the most popular stars of her generation.

“I want to be a star. It doesn’t mean that I’ll act any less. My performance will be at par but I want to be a star. I want the audience to spend their hard earned money on my tickets without doubting. And when that day comes, I’ll believe I’m a star,” Taapsee added.

The actress also believes that it is important to be clear headed, confident and aware about one’s goals.

“It is important to be confident about yourself. At the same time you need to have a reality check about yourself and about things around you. Delusion is something that kills most of the public figures and the day you get delusional, it is like suicide point,” she told the agency.

Taapsee credits her directors and writers, including Anurag Kashyap, for giving her memorable parts. 

While praising the Manmarziyan helmer, the Naam Shabana actress said that they (Anurag and Taapsee) are like ‘evil twins’.

“We both are like those evil twins, like yin-yang, biggest bullies and critics of each other. After the film was over, we were like ‘What are we doing next together?’ He is a great director. Internationally, he has become the face of directors from India. Anurag doesn’t care about ‘what people would say?’. It is something that connect him, me and my character Rumi,” Taapsee said.

Taapsee Pannu’s next film Badla, directed by Sujoy Ghosh, marks the gorgeous actress’ second collaboration with megastar Amitabh Bachchan.