Actor Taapsee Pannu has wrapped up the shooting of her next film titled Saand Ki Aankh. The actor is playing the character of an 80-year-old woman, Prakashi Tomar from Uttar Pradesh who’s more popularly known as Revolver Dadi for being a sharpshooter. After releasing the first official poster of the film, the team was trolled for having actors who are around 50 years younger than the women on whom the film is based. Now, at the wrap-up party of the film, when Taapsee was asked to comment on the same, she gave an honest answer.
Taapsee told the media that she also thought about the same question when the film was offered to her but she was told that no other female actor in the real-life age bracket as that of Chandro and Prakashi agreed to work in the film. Taapse was quoted by Deccan Chronicle saying, “Apparently, what we got to know later was that actors who were close to that age didn’t want to do this film. I got to know this when there were questions about why younger girls were cast in the film and not the actors of that age.”
Taapsee is joined by Bhumi Pednekar in the lead who plays the character of an 87-year-old sharpshooter, Chandro Tomar, more popularly known as Shooter Dadi. When Taapsee was asked about the phenomenon of young actors playing the roles that don’t belong to their right age, she added, “I was never questioned when I am 30-year-old and I do college characters. I was never questioned why college kids were not cast for such roles. But when a younger lot is playing an older character, I don’t understand why people have a problem with it.”
Saand Ki Aankh is being produced by Anurag Kashyap and directed by Tushar Hiranandani and is slated to hit the screens on October 25 this year.