Taapsee was called 'female Ayushmann Khurrana', her response won Internet
After she bagged the award for Best Actress (Critics) at the 2020 Filmfare awards, actress Taapsee Pannu was called the "female Ayushmann Khurrana" of Bollywood on Twitter. However, the actress was quick to retort to the problematic statement, and came up with a sassy response. Notably, Taapsee shared the trophy with co-star Bhumi Pednekar for their performances in Saand Ki Aankh. Here's more.
On Sunday, producer/actor Tanuj Garg took to Twitter to congratulate Taapsee on her win by tweeting, "Congrats to the powerhouse Taapsee, humaare Bollywood ki female Ayushmann Khurrana [the female Ayushmann Khurrana of Bollywood]." Soon after, Taapsee replied, "What about calling me Bollywood ki pehli Taapsee Pannu [what about calling me the first Taapsee Pannu of Bollywood]." Bold onscreen, bold off-screen!
What about calling me bollywood ki pehli Taapsee Pannu 💁🏻♀️— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 16, 2020
In the comments section, users called out Tanuj for his sexist remark, while lauding Taapsee for her befitting response. "Your success doesn't need to always be equated to that of a man. You're your own person and this is just amazing! Congratulations," wrote one user.
Directed by Tushar Hiranandani and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Saand Ki Aankh is based on the life of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar. However, the makers of the movie were criticized for casting younger actresses (Taapsee and Bhumi) for portraying characters, aged over 60. Back then, Taapsee had sarcastically reacted to the controversy by saying, "I will do one thing, I will stop acting."
For the unversed, the 65th Filmfare awards 2020 were held on Saturday night in Guwahati, Assam. Filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Vicky Kaushal hosted the star-studded ceremony. Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy emerged as the biggest winner at the awards ceremony, taking home as many 13 awards. It won in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Movie, and Best Director categories.
Coming back to Taapsee, the actress will soon be seen in Anubhav Sinha's film Thappad. It is set to release on February 28. That apart, she also has movies like Haseen Dillruba and Tadka, in the pipeline.