Saand Ki Aankh: Taapsee Pannu responds to trolls
Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar recently wrapped up the shoot of their next film Saand ki Aankh, based on India’s oldest woman sharpshooters.
While the actors will be seen essaying the role of Chandro Tomar, 87 and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar, 82, the film’s first look was trolled for not using appropriately aged actors.
The trolls questioned as to why the young actors have been cast instead of an actor in that age bracket.
“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 of why younger girls were cast in the film and not the actors of that age,” Taapsee says.
She goes on to add, “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 role.
The Pink actress further asked the trolls , “But when a younger lot is playing an older character, I don’t understand why people have a problem with it. However, I got to know through the producers that actually actresses who were close to that age had refused to do the film.”