If anyone thinks Taapsee Pannu is going to be slapped around by trolls, the Thappad actress has a surprise for them.
Rather than get rattled by the move, Taapsee says, “We are happy we’ve given work to some unemployed people on social media. That’s all I’ve to say because I don’t give much importance to such trivial matters.”
To rewind a bit, the issue is related to the time when Taapsee attended an anti-CAA protest meeting in Mumbai. This solidarity with protesters is, according to some, a sign of Taapsee’s anti-nationalism.
A similar situation had arisen when Deepika Padukone had visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University before the release of Chhapaak.
However, tying up Thappad with Taapsee’s earlier action (of attending an anti-CAA event) is way off the mark. Tapsee is rightly unfazed. At the moment her focus is on creating awareness that domestic violence on any level is wrong. “This culture of ‘Thappad se nahin Sahib humein pyar se darr lagta hai’ (Sonakshi Sinha’s popular dialogue from Dabangg) must be reversed. Hopefully it will change now after Thappad,” she says.