Actor Taapsee Pannu, who recently won the Filmfare Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor (Female), has reacted on the controversy that the awards ceremony has generated this year, over Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy” sweeping most of the awards. Also Read - Entertainment News Today, February 18: Taapsee Pannu And Tahir Raj Bhasin in Loop Lapeta - Official Hindi Remake of Run Lola Run
Taapsee says she is happy that her name wasn’t dragged in the controversy and adds she is glad that critics felt that she was worthy of an award, which she shared with her “Saand Ki Aankh” co-actress Bhumi Pednekar for their roles in the film. Also Read - Taapsee Pannu And Bhumi Pednekar Share 'Undying Sisterhood' After Winning Filmfare Award For Saand Ki Aankh
“It took time but finally I got it and what should I say other than that? I was preparing my speech for it since 2016 and it was of no use. But this year I didn’t prepare a speech and that day I had to deliver the speech!” Taapsee said, while interacting with the media at the Radio Mirchi Music Awards. Also Read - Trending Bollywood News Today, February 10: Smriti Irani is All Praises For Taapsee Pannu's Thappad, Says 'we May Disagree on Politics' But Film is Must Watch
Reacting on Filmfare Awards controversy, Taapsee said with a laugh: “It is nice that, for a change, my name wasn’t dragged into the controversy. I am so used to it. I always get involved in some controversy or the other, but this time I wasn’t part of it. It means that most people were in agreement that I deserved the award, so I am thankful for that.”
Taapsee will next be seen in the Anubhav Sinha film “Thappad”, which is scheduled to release on February 28.