Taapsee Pannu is one actress who is known for speaking her heart out and is never afraid of speaking her mind. Recently the actress graced the 50th International film festival of India (IFFI) in Goa and she was speaking in a session called ‘women in lead’ when she was called out by a man for not speaking in Hindi as she was speaking in English.
The man said, “Taapse, thoda Hindi mein bolo kyunki Hindi filmein aap karti ho.” To this, Taapse replied, “Main to poora Hindi mein baat kar sakti hoon.” Then, she asked the crowd present if everyone could understand Hindi. Many people responded with a no.
After this, the man again questioned why a Hindi film actress was speaking in English. Now, Taapsee‘s response to this was just epic. She said, “I’m a South Indian actress also. Tamil ya Telugu mein baat karun?” This received a loud cheer from the audience.
Taapsee also graced Neha Dhupia’s show ‘No Filter Neha’ where she spoke about how Badla is called Big B’s film, despite her having more scenes.
She said, “Even when I do films like ‘Badla’, I had more working days or scenes so to say than Mr. Bachchan. He was the hero of the film, I was the antagonist. But the antagonist has more presence in the film than the protagonist. But eventually the film releases, they call it an Amitabh Bachchan film. Yes, when I raise my voice and say I’ve done almost equal if not more, that’s when people recognised and started taking my name because it’s such a male-dominated industry, they don’t even realise that I might have done more work actually. It was called Sir’s film, it won’t be called a female film regardless of the fact that I have more scenes, it will be called an Amitabh Bachchan film and the credit will go there.”
Watch Tapsee Pannu shuts down a dumbass Hindi chauvinist during a discussion at the 50th IFFI.
— Sankar Das (@mallucomrade) November 24, 2019