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At Rs 352.13 Crore Taapsee Pannu Ruled Box Office Last Year

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Taapsee Pannu has made a niche for herself with critically-acclaimed films like Pink and Thappad. Her last five releases over the past year have done very well and collectively made Rs 352 crore at the box-office. With that feat, Taapsee has emerged as the most successful and the highest-grossing actress of the Hindi film industry in the last year, according to a Zoom TV report. Four movies Badla, Mission Mangal, Game Over, Saand Ki Aankh were released in 2019 and Thappad, the biggest and most talked-about film of her career was released in March this year.

Reacting to the news, Taapsee took to Twitter and wrote, “Oh nice. Didn’t realise this happened. I guess I should take this moment in quarantine to pause n look back n celebrate the journey it has been so far. Thank you.”

What You Should Know

  • Taapsee is the highest-grossing actress in the past year with her films collecting Rs 352.13 crore at the box office.
  • She was part of the massive box office blockbuster Mission Mangal which made over Rs 200 crore at the box office and on the other hand, there was Saand Ki Aankh which won her a lot of accolades.
  • A total net box office of her films that released in a span of 12 months from March 2019 to February 2020 made Taapsee the most successful actress in the Hindi film industry.
  • The actor will play cricketer Mithali Raj in her upcoming film Shabaash Mithu.

Taapsee made her Hindi film debut with David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor in 2013. The badass star’s performance and dedication level were praised in her early Bollywood films like Naam Shabana and Baby.

A ‘restless’ Taapsee

Taapsee feels movies mirror real-life. She said, “I am generally restless and hyperactive. For the past two years, I have been running around making 3-4 films every year. And if things had gone as planned, I’d have had 5-6 this year. I wasn’t sure how I was going to manage it, when the lockdown was called. I have been catching up on 8-9 hours of sleep,” The New Indian Express reported.

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On Thappad

Talking about the hard-hitting Thappad, which only had a two-week run in the theatres due to the nationwide lockdown, Taapsee said, “I knew people would have polarised reactions. I never wanted to change people. I just wanted to start a discussion. That has been my aim from Pink to Thappad,” The New Indian Express reported.  Later, the film got a slot in OTT release.

Work-wise Taapsee has multiple projects like Haseen Dillruba, Rashmi Rocket and  Shabaash Mithu. She is known for her dedication to work and choosing the right script. “Would I watch that film in the theatres? Am I playing an unpredictable character? Is the film likeable in its entirety? These are some pointers. Also, most of the time, women characters are either black or white – righteous or a vamp. There are barely films in the mid zone. To see people writing real and believable women excited me. That’s what excited the audience too,” stated the actor.

Self-proclaimed feminist

In case you are wondering, is Taapsee Pannu a feminist? Well, of course she is. The actress calls herself a “self-proclaimed feminist”  and adds, “I would like to fight for it, just give me a fair chance. This is what I would say being a feminist,” reported by Indian Express.

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