Taapsee Pannu advised young and emerging actors not to focus on the length of their roles on a project on Saturday as she celebrated six years of spy thriller Baby. Before entering Hindi cinema, the 33-year-old actor starred in films from Telugu and Tamil.
She traveled to Bollywood with David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor, but her seven-minute role as Shabana Khan in Neeraj Pandey’s Baby was a turning point in her career.
Pannu said it was important for an artist to make the most of screen time.
“Dear actors, the number of minutes does not matter, the impact you have on what you do in those minutes is important 🙂 7 minutes that changed the direction of the tide for me FOR GOOD. Sincerely, Naam Shabana, ”she wrote on Twitter.
The number of minutes doesn’t matter, the impact you have on what you do in those minutes is important 🙂
7 minutes that changed the direction of the tide for me for good.
– Taapsee Pannu (@taapsee) January 23, 2021
Baby was focused on a secret mission by the Indian intelligence team led by Akshay Kumars Ajay. In the film, which also starred Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon and Danny Denzongpa, Pannu played the role of an undercover agent.
Pannu later repeated the role in the solo project Naam Shabana, in which Manoj Bajpayee also participated. Kumar made a special appearance as Ajay in the 2017 film. Following the success of the two films, Pannu cemented her position in the film industry thanks to her strong performance in Pink, Badla, Saand Ki Aankh and Thappad.
Kumar commented on her post and said he was proud of her. The duo also played in Mission Mangal.
“Absolutely! Always make the most of what you have … proud of you and your journey up and down,” he said.
Pannu is currently in Bhuj, Gujurat, shooting Rashmi Rocket for her film. She will also appear in Haseen Dillruba, Looop Lapeta, Shabaash Mithu, and the Tamil film Jana Gana Mana.