Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu made her acting debut with the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam, directed by Raghavendra Rao. She has also worked in a Malayalam film and has been signed on for three Telugu films and several Hindi films. In 2015, she starred in the film Baby. She went on to star in the drama Pink, the thriller Naam Shabana, and the comedy Judwaa 2.
She said, “I didn’t even plan Bollywood! I did my first film just to experience something new, and not start a career! I was filming Jhummandi Naadam, my debut film, and Aadukalam at the same time. After both released, and when I saw the audience reaction to the first one, which I felt I was really bad in, I thought that if it can turn out like this even without really aiming or planning for it, what if I work on it like a proper career? That’s where it started.”
She adds that “playing safe” isn’t an option for her anymore, If I had to play safe, I wouldn’t be in this career! We have to jump into the competition, and prove ourselves every moment.”
She will be seen next in romantic drama Manmarziyan with Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal.