Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan’s trailer has been launched and has received a positive response so far. The film is geared up with phenomenal actors like Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu as lead. Taapse in the recent past was more focused towards message oriented films and after Judwaa 2 it’s her second film which is out-and-out entertainer. Meanwhile we had a conversation with her regarding various topics apart from the film.
In an interview with Cinespeaks, Taapsee says…
Q. The trailer of Manmarziyan is out few days back, so what was your reaction after watching the trailer of your own film?
Taapsee: I was shocked, surprised, nervous, so it was a mix of emotions which surrounded me. Until now people have seen me in message oriented films and they were feeling that I’ll be doing such serious and sorted types of roles only and then there comes a girl who is completely chilled out. So that was the surprise element in itself. But I’m grateful that it has been noticed and thankfully people realized that it is not a typical Anurag Kashyap film with dark sides, it is funny and light-hearted film. Moreover I’m happy that people are laughing and giggling at my dialogues.
Q. How was the experience working with Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan?
Taapsee: It was fun working with them. Vicky is very much alike me, he’s very spontaneous. So it has happened many a times that we both don’t rehearse a particular scene and directly perform it. And according to Anurag, Vicky’s character in the film is alter ego, so that was funny. Abhishek believes in method acting, rehearsing his part well versed just like his father. And I’m very bad at rehearsing. So they both are very different in a way. And in addition to that, Vicky is such a phenomenal actor, so Anurag always used to warn me that do well otherwise this guy will steal the limelight. So in that pressure of working with good actors, I used to give away my heart and soul into it. Abhishek is more like his father, they’ve a different kinda energy which they radiate, so when I look up into their eyes, I could sense some sort of positive vibes and henceforth enjoy working with them.
Q. You’re playing the character of a bold girl in the film, and have an appreciable chemistry with both, Vicky and Abhishek. And the fact is that this is the first time you’re working with them so how did you manage to build the chemistry?
Taapsee: So I’m an expert in breaking eyes with someone. Initially I met Vicky, and he’s sort of calm and shy person. But within few days we became good friends, while we were travelling to Amritsar, we had lots of fun together. I knew Abhishek already as I was working with Amitabh sir. He is a very humorous person and gradually I developed good friendship with him as well.
Q. When it comes down to forming a relation with someone, could you relate yourself to that of your character in the film?
Taapsee: Not actually, Rumi is someone who quickly makes up her mind to be in a relationship or not. Whereas me as a person, I imagine myself with the person I’m planning to build relation with. I imagine my entire life along with him, my life after getting married to him, my life after having children with him. I’m a very black and white person. So I’m totally opposite to that of Rumi, and I’m still confused why Anurag feels that we both are relatable.
Written by: Aakash Gala