Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar are coming together for the sports biopic titled ‘Saand Ki Aankh’. The actress has recently wrapped up the shooting of the film.
The film chronicles the story of world’s oldest sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar and features Taapsee and Bhumi in the lead.
Ever since the posters of the film has been released, the actresses faced criticism for their look. A lot of people took to their social media to complain as to why older actors weren’t cast.
Taapsee Pannu blasts trolls
Well now, Taapsee has finally hits back at trolls. While talking to TOI, Taapsee said, “I was pretty surprised and laughed at it thinking, no one questioned me when I played a college girl at 30. Nobody questions when these big actors portray college characters being triple the age. At that time nothing happens,”
The actress says people should appreciate her and Bhumi for choosing to portray older characters at the prime of their careers.
“It’s so strange that two actresses, at the prime of their careers, decided to look more than double their age, where today an actress always wants to look younger and younger. We decided to look double the age. Instead of appreciating it, people are finding issues with it.” she added.
The actor says she later got to know from her producer that senior actors were also approached for the role “but they felt it’s too offbeat a film”.
“It might not be mainstream enough for them to do, so they didn’t do it. For me, it was a kickass story and I wanted to do it. I really want to see the same people questioning me when I am going to portray a college girl soon. I’m far away from college now. Then let’s see the trolling,” she adds.
Directed by debutante director Tushar Hiranandani ,the film is set to release around Diwali this year.