Taapsee Pannu arrives for the special screening of Game Over at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. Game Over which is being touted as the country's first home-invasion thriller. In the film, the actor portrays Swapna, a wheelchair-confined video game programmer who battles a home invasion. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Taapsee Pannu would not call the film a "damsel in distress" story, but a concept she has consistently tried to avoid. "I watched such roles and I couldn't identify with them at all, or couldn't believe the existence of such characters because in my life, yes, I've seen women who probably are not that vocal. Yes, there are women who are probably not obviously confident. But it's not like they are dumb."
Taapsee Pannu further added, "They will they have their set of reasons to be a certain way, but they're not dumb and stupid. So I couldn't identify with most of those roles and that is why I didn't do it. Especially now, when women are venturing out into big positions and careers," she adds.
Taapsee Pannu said women are also fed up of being portrayed as "dumb and stupid" on screen. "I think a large part of our audience also comprises of female, and they are getting a little sick and tired of watching them being portrayed as stupid and dumb. I think now it's time that we can also be the central point of a story. So that is changing."
Taapsee also said the audience will welcome a film with open arms if it offers them something different and unconventional. "If you're giving them something new, I think they'll give it a chance. I've seen the similar stuff so many years, that now this sudden bent towards Over The Top platform (digital) is also because of that, because they haven't seen that stuff. And they're getting all that OTT and that is why they are drawn towards that."
In picture: Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal arrive for the special screening of Game Over at YRF Studio in Andheri.
Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal pose for the photographers as they arrive for the screening of Game Over at the YRF Studio in Andheri.
Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal attended the special screening of Game Over at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. We have pictures
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