Women-centric movies are the way to go, it seems in Bollywood. Taapsee Pannu, who is riding high on the success of ‘Pink’, is now ready to dive into her next female-oriented movie — ‘Naam Shabana’. She is playing a female spy in the film and in an interview with Indian Express, she said that women make “bloody good” spies.
“Bond may have had the gadgets, but women make ‘bloody good spies’ coz they can multitask n have a better understanding of emotions,” she wrote as the caption of a poster of her upcoming film on her Twitter account.
She talked about how her role in the film got finalised. “The response that my character received in ‘Baby’ made the filmmakers plan an entire film based on Shabana aka Meera. Frankly, there was no sequel or prequel,” she told IE.
The female spy-oriented film came out of the role that she portrayed in ‘Baby’ with Akshay Kumar, which released in 2015. Shivam Nair is directing the film and it stars Taapsee Pannu, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher. Akshay Kumar will once again play his character of Ajay Singh Rajput from ‘Baby’ and will be seen in a special appearance. Manoj Bajpayee is playing the role of Shabana’s handler and Anupam Kher come back in the same character of Om Prakash Shukla. Prithviraj will play Shabana’s first target and hence her mission.
Apart from Hindi, it will also release in the dubbed version of Tamil and Telugu. In Tamil, the film is titled ‘Nathaan Shabhana’ and in Telugu, it is titled as ‘Nene Shabana’.
Taapsee started her career in South India movies and she has a strong hold on the audience down South.
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