The BIG impact of Coronavirus – The changes Covid-19 will force on to the business of Bollywood and a possible view of the future – Part 2
The on-going lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak has affected all industries across the globe. But entertainment is one of the industries that has got majorly impacted, arguably like never before. In most places, as cases increased, cinema halls were the first ones to shut and since it comes under the non-essential category, once the lockdown will be lifted, it’ll be the last ones to start operations. Shootings too came to a halt and also other filmmaking work like post-production, casting etc. As a result, the losses faced by the industry are insurmountable. Some of the important voices have already made it clear that things won’t be the same again in a lot of respects. Brace for a ‘new normal’ is what they say.
Fears of increase in clashes at the box office
Taking the 2009 scenario once again in focus, it was seen at that point how a lot of films scrambled to come in cinemas, resulting in several clashes. The fear is that post-lockdown future will also see a repeat of that phenomenon. Taran Adarsh fears, “I foresee a very chaotic scenario. Not just Hindi, but Hollywood films, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi film etc would also be releasing. As far as Hindi films are concerned, I guess that the makers of big films would chalk out dates and discuss amicably.” Manoj Desai minces no words as he says, “Agar producer aur distributor ke paas dimaag hai, toh saath mein nahi aana chahiye. They should space out the releases.” Shibashish Sarkar too hopes there’s no conflict over release dates, “I hope that everybody would be sensible and make a space for each other. Everybody hopefully will sacrifice and adapt to each other’s requirements.”
Akshaye Rathi comprehensively elaborates, “In this scenario, the entire value chain will have to work as one unit. No producer or exhibitor can afford any cannibalization of revenues. Before the theatres open, entities like IMPPA, Producer’s Guild, MPA etc will have to sit and work around in ensuring that clashes are minimized and nobody gets into these stupid ego wars of clashing with another film and trying to arm-twist exhibitors. It has to be a scenario where every tent pole film has to be given the maximum scope of generating revenue and every cinema in the country that runs that film should be given the maximum chance to monetize it best. So associations should ensure that every tent pole release should come 2 weeks apart from each other. The smaller films can come together as they can be accommodated simultaneously. So, a Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai coming with a Laxmmi Bomb is not an advisable scenario because we need to milk Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai to the maximum and then we also need to milk Laxmmi Bomb to the optimum! Even 10% cannibalization by one movie into the other can prove detrimental in this condition.”
While the single-screens and trade fear that clashes might be inevitable, the multiplex sector on the other hand doesn’t feel threatened over this issue. Kamal Gianchandani says, “In any case, it’s become a norm to release multiple films on a holiday. But compared to 2009, now we have more capacity. The number of screens has grown manifold. So accommodating more films in a particular week is not a problem. Two big films have been releasing regularly. Even this Eid, Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb and Salman Khan’s Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai were supposed to arrive on the same day and that too with Fast & Furious 9! Even in Tamil and Telugu, there would have been some clashes. So release of multiple films, across languages, on a big holiday is already a norm. We don’t think that the situation will get any worse as there are enough screens to accommodate multiple movies.”
While big films might still survive in the clash of the titans, it is the smaller films that can get crushed. Producer Anand Pandit explains, “I worry for the smaller projects and smaller production houses. Success in this industry depends a lot on keeping the lid on budgets and getting the maximum out of the investment. There may be some who may have borrowed, some who may have sold assets. There will be others who may have worked tirelessly for the past several months even a year, possibly without making any money, waiting for that big payday. New projects will take time to be greenlit. Now they are all stuck. The uncertainty is quite daunting to put it mildly.”
OTT to come to the rescue for smaller films?
Recently, Bamfaad, the launch vehicle of Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya, got a direct release on the OTT portal Zee5 over fears that it might not find enough screens later on. So will more small films skip theatrical release and opt for OTT? Taran Adarsh says, “There’s a possibility that some small films might directly come on OTT. If you release your film on the web directly, then you won’t earn from theatrical. At the same time, for how long can the small films hold on? In Hollywood, they can hold on for a longer time but what about our producers?”
Girish Johar makes a valid point, “Smaller producers who have made films for less than say Rs. 10 crore, they’ll not be able to sustain the delay as they are burdened with the rising costs. So they might opt for distress sale of their film to the OTT platforms. Toh unko thodi bahut maar padegi hi padegi. But to each, its own. If a producer feels that putting his film directly on OTT will mitigate his expenses, then why not? Having said that, I feel that India is a traditionally film going market. The validation that one gets of a film being hit or flop at the box office is something that every producer, director, actor, writer etc wants.”
Akshaye Rathi too agrees as he says, “It’ll be a case-to-case scenario. A lot of filmmakers realize the premium value that a theatrical run brings to it. When cinemas open up, I believe that the producers will have way more lucrative benefits of going for a theatrical release. I can’t say what those benefits would be because that would be formulated and regulated. But I can tell you one thing for sure is that, theatres will do whatever it takes to support producers and vice versa.”
Shibashish Sarkar too thinks in the same wavelength, “Disney has decided to take Artemis Fowl straight to digital, on Disney+. Disney CEO Bob Iger has admitted that some of their other films might also release on the internet but they’ll hold some of their films for theatrical release. Same goes for Universal Studios. They released Trolls World Tour directly on OTT. But they’ll release some of their big-ticket movies on the big screen first. We are content makers and for us, some films might seem fit for OTT while some would be ideal for theatrical release. It depends on the producers to take a call. If a few films jump the theatrical release and are streamed digitally, then that’s fair enough. But there are some films that are made for the big screen and community experience. And these films will be held until theatrical opens up. If you ask me, all our films have been reserved for theatrical.”
Amod Mehra however comes up with an unconventional point of view on this topic, “The question is not whether the filmmakers want to give their small films on OTT. The question is whether OTT platforms are interested in buying these films. Why would they pay these filmmakers when there’s no shortage of content for them? The platforms will be desperate for these films only when there’s a dearth of content. Also, these portals are more interested in web series rather than films. Also, only films with bigger stars are consumed most of the times.”
At present, every filmmaker signs a contract with multiplex chains whereby they agree that they’ll release their on the OTT only 8 weeks after release. Is there a possibility that this gap might be reduced? Kamal Gianchandani makes it clear that he’s not expecting any change. But Shibashish Sarkar tells, “It will be a discussion for the future. 6 or 9 months down the line, we’ll have to see how theatrical or OTT models are working. And it’s not cast in stone that a film can come on OTT only after 8 weeks. It was followed at a certain point of time and it’s only in the future that we can figure out whether or not there will be a discussion on this subject. Right now, the focus is only to start the life again”
Change in film budgets; pay-cut for actors on the anvil?
The pandemic has led to shootings getting disrupted like never before. In such a scenario, there’s a possibility of budgets being redrawn and an increase in the cost of the films under production due to increased cost of financing. And this might lead to actors taking a pay cut or opting for profit sharing. Taran Adarsh explains, “Everyone will have to pitch in. Those days are gone when stars would adamantly say that they won’t reduce their price. I am sure things are going to undergo a drastic change.” Amod Mehra says, “All films will have to rework on their subject, number of days of shooting etc. It’ll be different for each though and one can’t generalize.”
Girish Johar explains, “Even South has started to mitigate its losses by dubbing their films in Hindi and other languages and releasing in cinemas. Recently, Allu Arjun announced that his new film Pushpa will also release in Hindi. At the end of the day, creating a noise also has a value. Meaning, you’ll have to spend a lot on P&A in order to stand out. And this will make the scenario riskier for the producers. The actors’ fees and those of director, especially if they are reputed, form large components of the budget. So their pay is a key component that has to be reduced so that everyone is able to breathe easy and comfortably tide over this difficult time”
Shibashish Sarkar meanwhile, gives a detailed reply, “We can say that only when the new normalcy kicks in. We are probably looking at a situation that the domestic theatrical business will be less than what it was in a normal situation. Maybe, the collections can even be more than before! After all, people are all bored sitting at home and wanting to go out like before. Even in the past, this has happened many times when after a catastrophe or recession, the footfalls have increased manifold. But assuming that the situation is not favourable in terms of revenue expectation, then I believe all talents, HODs, technicians etc will have to opt for a pay cut. Why just actors? The producer will have to do everything to make the ends meet. And for that, everyone will have to take a cut in their profit margins. But I reiterate, these discussions will open up only at a later date because right now, we don’t even know how things are going to pan out.”
Question mark on foreign shoots
With the situation being much more alarming internationally, can we expect less foreign shoots in our films? Anand Pandit says, “Shoots will need to be rescheduled. New dates will need to be obtained. Actors will need to juggle their dairies. New locations will need to be recced keeping in mind travel restrictions. A lot of shoots are planned abroad keeping in mind the local subsidy available. Now that may or may not be available or even be an option. So the budgets will need to be reworked. More importantly, we would need to start thinking of the safety of the entire unit while choosing foreign location. Accordingly, some scripts will need to be tweaked and altered a bit. Some producers may even need to reshoot certain portions of their films.”
Girish Johar agrees, “In India, the pandemic is very much in control and we are pretty much at ease, as compared to other parts of the world. The government’s strict measures have ensured that it has not caused widespread panic. But the situation is worse in USA and many parts of Europe. They will take much longer to come to normalcy. So if shoots resume say in July, I doubt any producer will decide to go to UK to shoot in August to take advantage of the rebate. Going there might be safe but filmmakers would rather not take the risk and instead shoot in India itself.”
Shibashish Sarkar however makes a contrary observation, “In terms of timeline when shooting may start, we need to wait and evaluate options. All the countries or all the states have been coping differently. We definitely need to wait till the health crisis is over and lockdown opens up, especially the travel restrictions. There are some countries or states which will reach normalcy stage sooner than other. So there will be countries which will bounce back before India. Similarly there will be countries which will take more time. For instance, till now, the disease has not fortunately struck so badly in African countries. We need to see whether it remains controlled in future. Also, in some of the South East Asian countries, their peak was probably before it was in India. It’s likely that restrictions there will be eased out before. So, in some nations, permissions for shooting will be granted even before India. If someone wants to shoot in those countries, if the story allows, and if travel restrictions eased out, it can be possible that probably shoot can start earlier in some other countries. That might not be the case for European or North American nations. The same might hold true even at a state level within the country. Some states probably will come back to normalcy before others. However, whether the shoot takes place in our country or abroad, we’ll all have to gear up for a new reality. The units will be smaller, the members will have to follow much more social hygiene conducts, wear masks, use sanitizers, practice social distancing etc”
Rise in social distancing = fall in intimate scenes?
Taran Adarsh exults, “The two words ‘social distancing’ dimaag mein chhap chuke hai. This entire habit of staying away from people will take time to go away.” In this regard, even shooting sets will have to practice safety measures strictly. So will that led to reduction of kissing or any form of intimacy on screen? Girish Johar laughs and disagrees, “I don’t think kissing scenes will reduce or that there would be only zoomed out scenes!” In a lighter vein he says, “Or it might be like Amitabh Bachchan’s short film Family.”
An amused Kamal Gianchandani says, “I don’t think so. From 100% social distancing to 0% social distancing will take time. There’ll be a transition. But at some time, we’ll get back to normal. At some point, there’ll be a vaccine and thus, the disease will be eradicated totally. But even in the transition phase, I am sure that the necessary precautions can be taken. And if there’s a requirement to show intimate scenes, I am sure it’ll be possible to do so.”
Amod Mehra says, “I don’t think the actors will be ready to do a kissing scene unless the script drastically demands it. This used to happen with pornographic films also. Sunny Leone has said it in many interviews that she had to show a medical certificate to prove that she doesn’t have a STD. So similarly, actors will need a certificate that states that he/she is fit and doesn’t have cough or cold”
Akshaye Rathi makes a valid observation, “I’m pretty sure nothing of that sort is going to happen and the Indian censor board will have a lot of work to do! There are so many films that are already been made. And for the ones that haven’t been made, I don’t think it makes any difference at all. Before going for that kind of shots, perhaps the actors will go through a sanitization tunnels. So I am sure such measures will be implemented. Also, by that logic, action scenes bhi nahi ho sakte na? Agar main kisi ko punch karunga, toh mere toh haath lag gaya na uss aadmi ko!” Taran Adarsh too agrees on the later part, “Why just lovemaking? Even action sequences or emotional sequences of a parent hugging a child or dramatic sequence, which demand an actor to hold someone, everything will undergo a massive change.”
Tough times lay ahead but the industry seems to be united like never before. No one exactly knows what the future holds but one thing is for sure – everyone is ready to co-operate to each other till things ease out. “The fact remains that the industry will need to come together as one and give each other a helping hand. We will have to be more united than ever before. Perhaps this may be a time for the industry look at their costs, fees and margins. It’s not the same world anymore,” says Anand Pandit and serves well as the last word.
While under lockdown, Alia Bhatt is utilising the time to read books and watch movies. The actress is also exploring her creative side with cooking and baking as well.
On the occasion of World Book Day, Alia Bhatt revealed that she has made a new friend. Sharing the picture of the book ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, Alia wrote on Instagram, “I’ve made a new friend ???? #worldbookday #currentlyreading”
Meanwhile, Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen took to her Instagram story to share a picture of Alia reading one of the Harry Potter books. Sharing a picture of Alia engrossed in the book, Shaheen wrote, “She is finally reading all of the many versions of Harry Potter I have lying around. So proud.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Alia Bhatt will next be seen in the film Gangubai Kathiawadi. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres in September. The actress will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s film Brahmastra opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
Just like Tiger Shroff, sister Krishna Shroff is also a fitness freak. The young Shroff has a well-toned body and never shies away from flaunting it. From sharing workout videos to posting pictures with her boyfriend, Krishna has managed to grab the attention of fans with her social media game.
On Thursday, Krishna took to Instagram to share a picture of herself soaking in the sun on her balcony dressed in a two-piece bikini. A couple of gym equipment can also be seen placed near Krishna. Sharing the video and the picture, Krishna Shroff described her mood in just one word: “Tranquil.”
Krishna’s boyfriend Eban Hyams who has moved in with the Shroff family, the couple have been bonding over workouts during this lock-down period.
Meanwhile, several Bollywood fans have been wondering if Krishna Shroff will be making her Bollywood debut anytime soon. In a recent AMA session on Instagram, when a fan asked the same, Krishna said, “Probably not Bollywood.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan who joined Instagram a few weeks before the lockdown has been sharing pictures of Saif Ali Khan and their son Taimur Ali Khan while they go about their daily activities. In a recent interaction, Saif opened up about how Taimur is coping with being at home.
While talking to a news channel, Saif Ali Khan said that the entire family is enjoying spending quality time together. Talking about Taimur he said that he is just happy to have his parents around and that gives them a lot of positivity. Saif said that they spend time with each other and also paint and this the actor considers a silver lining in this lockdown.
Recently, Kareena Kapor shared a photo of Saif painting on one of the walls and in another post she shared a photo of Taimur painting on another wall. “If there is a wall that’s blocking your creativity… Try painting on it. #QuaranTimDiaries #InhousePicasso,” she wrote sharing the picture.
Amidst the global crisis, celebrities are indulging in Instagram live sessions to stay connected to their fans. The social media platform has gifted us one of the few perks of quarantine: unfiltered and unedited celebrity content. Sara Ali Khan who enjoys massive fan following on her account has always managed to entertain the audiences with her fun-loving vibe.
Making the most of her time in the current situation, the buzz girl recently did a fitness live and looks like it was a huge hit. In terms of her fans viewing her live, the number was vast. Fans look forward to Sara’s live session as they are relatable, fun and it gives her fans a chance to communicate with their star. Sara has always adored the love of her fans and in reciprocation has bestowed them with pleasing and entertaining content.
Time and again, Sara has provided energetic entertainment to her enormous following, by pursuing live workout sessions where she inspires the audience to stay fit during the lockdown.
The live-stream acts as a good source of motivation to the audience. Her transformation story is exceedingly inspiring on various levels. While kudos to Sara for keeping us entertained and motivated, we are curious on what her next live will be about.
The actress cherishes enormous fan following among her generation which is a benchmark in itself and really laudable. Owing to her popularity, she happens to be a heartthrob of her generation and her fans draw inspiration from her.
On the work front, Sara Ali Khan has an enthralling line up of projects with two varied roles, one in Aanand L. Rai directorial Attrangi Re which is a musical film and the other in Coolie No.1, helmed by David Dhawan which is a remake of the commercial classic comedy film from 1995.
Who else has a holiday on mind? To be honest, bored with this lock-down, most of us do. To add to that, Karan Johar’s children Yash and Roohi are used to seeing their father flying to other countries frequently. Hence, we saw Yash borrowing some idea and bravely planning his London holiday…amid a lockdown!
In an Instagram video shared by Karan, which inevitably has him getting bullied by the kids, the trio is seen inside Karan’s lavish closet. “Your hair has become white, you look like a buddha,” chuckles little Roohi, as the father almost chokes. “But what do I do, I can’t get my hair coloured, it is lock-down time,” he says. Next, we see Yash carrying away some of his father’s attires. “I am leaving this closet and I suggest you do the same. Where are you taking this,” Karan asks him. “To London,” he smartly says, and walks away!
“He’s off to london and she has pronounced me elderly! Such is my life! #lockdownwiththejohars,” KJO writes.
LOL…it is only the end of the lock-down that can make you look younger and ensure your son has a holiday to London!
Actor Anil Kapoor has found a great trick to lay his hands on some really interesting films! In a recent interview, he was discussing how yesteryear actors would often refer roles to other colleagues when they thought a certain role would fit them better. It was than he mentioned his deal with Abhishek Bachchan!
Kapoor said that he calls Abhishek up and says that any film turned down by him or his father Amitabh Bachchan should be passed to him. Not a bad idea! He can easily pull off roles of both age groups. Don’t you think so?
With the country under a lock-down, the actor has been relying on video and phone calls for work meetings. The other thing that he does not miss at all, is working out. In an earlier interview, he suggested everyone to exercise for at least half an hour every day, to ensure physical and mental well-being.
Kapoor, who was last seen in Mohit Suri’s Malang, is set to begin working on Karan Johar’s multi-starrer period drama Takht.
Watch: Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan send wishes on Rakesh Roshan and Pinky Roshan’s 49th wedding anniversary
Celebrating one’s wedding anniversary during a lock-down does not sound like the best plan. But Hrithik Roshan and the other family members made sure Rakesh Roshan and Pinky Roshan’s anniversary celebration became as memorable as possible. After all, warm wished and love in abundance from the near dear ones is all you need!
On Instagram, Hrithik shared a couple of throwback videos from their family holiday to the icy mountains, and we can see all of them grooving to the tunes of ‘Despacito’. In another, we see how the family caught up over a video call and there was a virtual cake-cutting. They might not be together right now, but the hearts are together! We already told you that Hrithik’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan had moved in with him to co-parent their sons during this period. All four of them sang Happy Anniversary as Hrithik also played the Piano! “The spirit must dance whether outdoors or quarantined indoors. Happy anniversary mama and papa. Love you ! 22nd April 2020,” he wrote, sharing the video. Watch the videos below.
Both Rakesh Roshan and [ikny Roshan are people full of life who do not let age act as a barrier ever. Numerous times, on Hrithik’s Instagram handle, we’ve seen glimpses of them working out, holidaying and having fun like there’s no tomorrow.
And the locked-down anniversary was certainly one to remember too!
Fan wants to know how to handle fiancé when she is on periods, Ileana D’Cruz has the wisest words to say
There must be a billion memes doing the rounds on the internet, defining a woman’s mood during menstruation. A few days ago, Ileana D’Cruz shared one of them on her Instagram stories. The Will Ferrel meme says how confused women are, when they are on periods, and how they are always craving for some more chocolate.
A fan, who probably did not know how to handle his fiancé during her periods, decided to buzz her, asking for help. “Help me handle such situations all with my fiancé. I don’t want to hurt her in this times,” he said. Ileana had some words of wisdom for the man.
“Approach with caution. Be prepared to either be giving her an insane amount of cuddles or not be anywhere near her vicinity. If she starts to growl, throw chocolate at her. And run away,” she wrote. LOL! Hope other guys are taking note also.
Ileana was last seen playing a pivotal role in Anees Bazmee’s multi-starrer comedy film Pagalpanti. She is next a part of The Big Bull, starring Abhishek Bachchan.
Actor Gulshan Devaiah’s eight-year-long marriage with Kallirroi Tziafeta has come to an end. Speaking to a portal, he confirmed that he was now divorced, and said it happened amicably.
Gulshan added that they both were doing okay, and they chose to not release a statement to the media or on social media since marriage is a private affair and they wanted to keep their separation private as well.
Gulshan and Kallirroi took the wedding vows in 2012. Originally hailing from Greece, the latter rose to fame with films like Hunterrr, Dil Dhadakne Do and Omerta among others. She and Gulshan worked together in Hunterrr.
It does look like their marriage was going through a rough patch for a while now. Last year, in an interview, the actor stated that ups and downs were a part of everyone’s married life and at times, one would not know how to handle the partner’s presence in their space. He added that both he and his wife were living and learning.
South Korean group BTS has been spending their time in quarantine and ensuring that they interact with their fans with #BTS_OF_The_Day hashtag. They have been giving a glimpse into their daily lives whilst continuing their regular work routine. And now, Boxer Jungkook is back to bless your timeline!
BTS member Jungkook is a fitness enthusiast who ensures that he trains everyday. Almost exactly one year later, the 23-year-old singer shared a video today of himself from his boxing training. Dressed in a white t-shirt and printed shorts, he is training under the guidance of his physical instructor. He simply captioned the video, “One Two.”
The same day, he appeared on RM and J-Hope live session and surprised the fans as it had been a while since he did a live session.
Today, Suga also shared a tweet asking fans to leave some questions on social media. It seems like a Q&A is on the way for the fans.
BTS leader RM recently announced they are already working on their next album. Meanwhile, their Japanese album is set to release soon. Their fourth LP ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’, that released in February this year, went onto become No. 1 in 21 countries.
Rapper Honey Singh has been working on all kinds of music for a while now. Ever since he made his comeback, he has released several singles. He recently did a chat session with Bollywood Hungama where he spoke about various aspects of his life and other rappers who are doing well in the industry.
Speaking of Emiway Bantai who has seen rise in his stardom in the last two years, Honey Singh said, “I find Emiway Bantai very good. His best part is that he can do anything. His words, concepts, flow are so new and refreshing. He is a very entertaining artist. He is not just a rapper, he’s an entertainer.”
Yo Yo Honey Singh along with Neha Kakkar released a new track recently titled ‘Moscow Suka.’ It has Russian vocals by Ekaterina Sizova.
Kiara Advani seems to be missing her good old childhood days as the actress has been sharing old videos. After sharing a video of herself dancing Bharatanatyam in ballerina clothes, the actress shares a snippet of her conversation with her mother.
On Thursday, the 27-year-old actress shared a video of herself riding a bicycle and telling her mother that she is done waiting and wants to leave. In the video, she can be heard saying, “Mummy, I’m fed up of waiting because I feel like going”.
Kiara said that this is exactly what her mental state is right now with the country under lockdown. Along with the video, Kiara wrote, “Mummy, I’m fed up of waiting because I feel like going’: My mental state right now but…nobody’s going out! Home sweet home!”
Sharing her childhood videos, Kiara has been using the hashtag #TheWonderYears in all of them. Earlier she shared a video in which she was seen drinking water from her favourite Cinderella mug and also spoke about her fetish for mugs.
On the professional front, she will next be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with Kartik Aaryan and Laxmmi Bomb with Akshay Kumar. Even though she has starred in Good Newwz with Akshay Kumar, this is the first time she will be paired opposite him as his leading lady in Laxmmi Bomb. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is also going to mark the first film where she will be paired opposite Kartik Aaryan.
Taapsee Pannu says she was apprehensive to do a photoshoot with short hair, but ended up learning about self-love
Taapsee Pannu has been sharing old videos and pictures of herself either from film sets or from the time spent with her near and dear ones. Along with the videos and pictures, the actress has also been giving a detailed caption describing the memories attached to them.
On Thursday, Taapsee took to Instagram to share BTS picture from a photoshoot. Talking about the shoot she said that she was initially apprehensive to get clicked because of her physical appearance back then. However, it was the shoot that made her embrace herself the way she is.
Sharing the picture of herself in a saree, Taapsee wrote, “This is like a BTS from a shoot I did for Gaurang. I remember how I was concerned that my short hair won’t suit the sarees he makes Coz they r so traditional but he was so nonchalant about it n said we will use your original hair length, colour, texture, everything natural, everything YOU. That really made me think that sometimes you just have to embrace how you look only then the world will embrace it. Shying away from how you look is never going to help you grow in life. The day I accepted my flaws was the day I came into my true self n my flaws helped me get a unique identity.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee was last seen in the film Thappad. She will next be seen in the film Haseen Dilruba. The actress will also be seen in Rashmi Rocket and in the biopic of Indian Cricketer Mithali Raj.