Pink actress Taapsee Pannu says she never planned to enter the film industry and it just happened organically. “I never planned to foray into any ‘wood’. I didn’t have plans to foray into the film industry, forget about Hollywood, South or Bollywood. It just happened organically,” the actress told PTI.
However, if she gets an opportunity in Hollywood, she would explore that, but would never approach anyone with her profile in hand. “It’s not like I have anything against working in Hollywood, and it’s also not like that I am going to go there with my profile searching for work,” she said. Several Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, have done Hollywood films.
Asked whether Taapsee would approach Hollywood with her profile if she finds a good project, Taapsee said she already has several films in Bollywood and she is being cast in a variety of roles.
“I am already content here. I am getting wonderful roles here. I am doing all kinds of roles…That is why I am not feeling that hunger to go to Hollywood,” she added.
Taapsee is averse to comparing Bollywood with Hollywood, but asserted that the Indian film industry is moving in the right direction.
“We can’t keep comparing it to Hollywood, the resources in Hollywood are of very high standards,” Taapsee said, adding that it is difficult in Bollywood to put that kind of effort, money and time into making movies.
About her upcoming projects, Taapsee said 2018 will be a very “decisive” and “eventful” year for her as she is doing three totally different movies.
“This year will be quite eventful for me. I have
Soorma, Mulq, and
Manmarziyaan. They are extremely different from each other. One is a hockey-based biopic, another is a social thriller and a third is an intense love story. All different characters. So for me, 2018 will help me understand how much the audience loves me. So, 2018 will be very decisive for me,” she said.
The actress, who already runs a wedding planner company along with her sister Shagun Pannu, would be announcing her new venture soon.
“The existing venture is pretty much stabilised in terms of turnover and I am working on a new venture which I won’t disclose now. It also has nothing to do with films. It will be totally disconnected,” she said.
Taapsee said that since she is a “moody” person, she never knows when she will quit Bollywood. “If my films are not working, my audience don’t want to see me, I will decide to leave this and do something else,” she said. “My box office success will tell me, when I will be quitting.”