Taapsee Pannu’s next film Thappad released on Friday. The film debunks patriarchy, and is directed by Anubhav Sinha. As the film hits the theatres, Twitterati broke the internet and started trending #BoycottThappad. The trend comes as an outcome of Taapsee and director Anubhav Sinha’s views against CAA in December. The two have been vocal about the protests against NRC too.
“I think personal opinions of actors should not affect their profession and I don’t really think it does to an extent. It takes about 1000-2000 tweets to trend a certain hashtag. Does that really affect a film? I don’t think so. I might have different social and political views from a lot of people but that does not mean people will not go and watch the film. An actor is never bigger than a film. A film has hundreds of people involved in it. It is stupid to decide whether or not you will watch a movie based on an actor’s socio-political views," Taapsee said, addressing the issue.
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“मालूम है आपको सहारे की ज़रूरत नहीं है, मैं बस साथ देने आया हूँ “ that day and now I am the biggest fan of your love affair with words and lines. The proud witness of version 2.0, I really don’t know if I am a bigger fan of the writer/director or the human being he is! He has spoilt his actors for delivering their best and being their best. Not just my filmography but the book of my life (if ever there is one) shall be incomplete without writing about you. (And since it’s WRITING, I shall send it to you only for doctoring 😜) Yet another Friday for us and with full faith in the honesty with which we made our career’s best film, we shall soon get back to breaking our own record! ZINDABAD ! ❤️🤗 @anubhavsinhaa
Taapsee even became a part of a protest in Mumbai showing solidarity with JNU students. She had the said, “I haven’t expressed my views on CAA because I haven’t studied about it. But the visuals which I saw in Jamia, I didn’t feel those were pleasant. I felt really sad when I saw the videos where students were talking about their plight. I feel something big has happened or something big is going to happen.”
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अमृ्ता (Amrita) हाँ मैंने अपने आँचल का अम्बर बनाया है। के कहीं गर मेरा रास्ता, चाहतों से अलग जो चले। के कहीं गर मेरे सीने में, साँस थोड़ी भी जो कम पड़े, मेरा अपना भी इक आसमाँ हो, ख़ुद को हर इक दिशा में बिखेरूँ, मुझ को हर इक दिशा से बुलाना, मैं अगर फिर से मिल भी जाऊँ मुझे पाश में भींच लेना मगर मेरे आसमाँ को तहा कर मुझे सौंप देना, ताकि तेरा भी इक आसमाँ हो और मेरा भी इक आसमाँ हो और मेरा भी इक आसमाँ हो। - अनुभव सिन्हा Now all yours.... #Thappad releases Today!
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Taapsee Pannu starrer Thappad talks about gender-sensitivity and patriarchy. In the film, Taapsee plays Amrita who files for divorce from her husband after he slaps her at a party.
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