Before Chashme Baddoor Taapsee was offered film with Big B

Tapsee Pannu

Now this fact indeed catches one by surprise. Though Taapsee Pannu is all over the town and painting it red while promoting her debut Bollywood flick Chashme Baddoor, she also lets slip a lesser known fact about her journey in the world of Hindi films. The story goes a few years back when she was already making her presence felt down South. This is when a proposal came her way where she was supposed to be acting alongside none less than Amitabh Bachchan.

The film was Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap.

"Even though Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap was an out and out Bachchan film, there was requirement of a fresh face in the film. Since the makers had seen her work in South films, they offered Taapsee the film. However, when she realized that there wasn't much for her to do in either of the two parts (which were eventually played by Sonal Chauhan and Charmee Kaur), she decided to hold on for a better platform. She didn't want to start off with a film where she didn't have any active contribution. Her excitement about sharing a frame with Big B no less, she decided to have her head win over heart", informs a source.

Without beating around the bush, Taapsee expressed her reservations to the makers. She told them politely that instead of debuting with an affair like this, she would rather spend more time in some better work down South itself. Fortunately for her, no one took offence over her decision and some even hailed it as the right move. In fact they further recommended her name to Viacom for Chashme Baddoor and Taapsee eventually got what she was looking for.

When contacted, Taapsee doesn't deny the proceedings. "Yes, sometimes you have to take a tough call and this was one of those. I didn't want to get lost in between all the stars. I didn't want to start with a big movie where I didn't have much to do. Chashme Baddoor has turned out to be just the right start. In fact when David Dhawan was told about me, he didn't even audition me. I just had to give a look test and I was on", she smiles.

Now that she has all but wrapped up the promotional tours for the film, Taapsee jokes about the entire rigmarole being akin to canvassing for an election.

"Ghar ghar jaakar vote maangne jaisa kaam kiya hai hum logon ne Chashme Baddoor ke liye. In South we don't run around like this. For me, it isn't just the making of the film but even the promotion part which has turned out to be one adventurous ride", she smiles.

Hopefully the adventure would continue for the spunky girl.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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