Taapsee, who is in Chennai currently, has started shoot for her fourth Tamil flick, which is yet to be titled. The movie stars industry biggies like Ajith, Nayantara, Arya and Rana Daggubati and is being directed by filmmaker Vishnuvardhan. But the 'Aadukalam' actress says there are a few more big names in the film. “It’s a big budget film in terms of the casting. No single role will go unnoticed in the movie, as Vishnuvardhan has opted for established actors from Tollywood and even Bollywood. I am lucky to be part of this project," she says.
The scenes involving the biggies excepting Rana are being shot currently. Taapsee says she is bowled over by the simple behaviour of her co-stars. "I have done 14 films so far and have never felt so much at ease on the first day of shoot in any of them. Ajith is unbelievably simple. I have met Nayantara once before and have immense respect for her. She told me she will make sure that I'm comfortable on the sets and she did that! And when Arya, whom I'm paired with, is around, he makes the atmosphere light," says Taapsee.
Taapsee, who plays a TV journalist in the flick, says she is familiar with the role. "We all watch news channels, so we know how they work in a news environment. But my role is not a serious one. Sequences involving me will be lively and fun compared to others. Vishnuvardhan has worked the script so well that each character will be different from the rest and the story will be incomplete without any of us. Mine is not a blink-and-miss role," she says.
Every industry has its preferences. So I choose accordingly and make sure I'm different in every movie says Pannu.
Taapsee claims to be particular about her roles in Tamil films. She says, "Every industry has its preferences. Telugu audiences like to see larger-than-life characters, while in Tamil, people want to watch stories close to reality. So I choose accordingly and make sure I'm different in every movie, irrespective of the language.
Taapsee says she plays a village girl from 80s in her upcoming bilingual, 'Marandhen Mannithen', in Tamil and Telugu.