Actor Taapsee Pannu on Thursday announced that she is turning producer and said she will continue to back quality content under her banner titled Outsiders Films.
Known for her critically-praised performances in Hindi films such as “Pink”, “Mulk”, “Manmarziyaan”, and “Thappad”, the 33-year-old actor said the decision to foray into film production was organic.
After being in the entertainment industry for more than a decade, Pannu has teamed up with Pranjal Khandhdiya, a content creator and producer on films like “Super 30”, “Soorma”, “Piku”, and her upcoming film “Rashmi Rocket” to start Outsiders Films.
“I have been very sure that direction is not my cup of tea. Production was something I thought I could pull off. Being an actor, I love to act, I couldn’t divert my attention and focus to something else when I am on a set.
”So the day when I have a partner who could handle the ground work, while I concentrate on my acting job, is when I would partner with and then start a production. That’s when Pranjal came in,” Pannu told PTI.
The actor said she is excited about expanding her horizons as a producer.
“I didn’t think twice when he asked me if I would like to partner with him, I said, I would love to. And there onwards I have really never been stressed about practicality of things and happily jumped into this new tag of being a producer.” Pannu, who made her acting debut with noted director K Raghavendra Rao’s 2010 Telugu romantic musical “Jhummandi Naadam”, said she will continue to act and support films she strongly believes in.
“One thing Pranjal and I have maintained is that I will only produce the kind of films I will be a part of. This doesn’t mean I have to be part of every film I produce. It means the kind of films I will produce are the ones that people know me for as an actor. That continuity and consistency will be there because I can’t green light a film unless and until I believe I am an audience to it,” she said.
The Delhi-born actor said Outsiders Films is an apt name for her production house.
“Pranjal and I both come from humble backgrounds, that’s when the name Outsiders Films clicked with us. We aim to produce meaningful, entertaining, and quality content,” she added.
Pannu has a string of films up coming up, including Hindi titles “Looop Lapeta”, “Rashmi Rocket”, “Dobaaraa”, “Shabaash Mithu”, and a Telugu movie “Mishan Impossible”. She was most recently seen in ”Haseen Dillruba”.