Taapsee Pannu has been busy in the Scottish highlands shooting for her upcoming film Badla which is being directed by Sujoy Ghosh. She is also currently awaiting the release of her next film, Mulk which is directed by Anubhav Sinha.
Taapsee plays a lawyer in Mulk – Aarti Mohammed who takes to fighting a case in court to battle the allegations on her father in law who becomes a victim of religious discrimination on being accused of raising a terrorist son. This is the first time the actress is donning the role of a lawyer.
One of the inspirations who helped Taapsee Pannu during the prep of her role in Mulk is her Pink and Badla co-star, Amitabh Bachchan.
As Taapsee saw the veteran actor play a lawyer in her first film with Big B, Pink, she took a few tips and points from his role as a lawyer and applied it to her own. Taapsee who spent a considerable time with the actor during the shoot of Pink took nuances of his role and applied that to the prep of her own role as a lawyer this time around.
Speaking about it, Taapsee said:
“On celluloid, Bachchan sir’s character and role in Pink and his portrayal of a stern yet convincing lawyer for me was the best point of reference. Since I have worked with him on the film in 2016, I had a good point of reference of how he executed the role. While of course, we are diverse as actors and the kind of role I essay and situations of my role are much different, there were still nuances of the role which I picked up”.