Tapasee Pannu a.k.a. Tapasee is busy shooting for her second film titled ‘Vandhaan Vendraan’. She is in an extremely happy frame of mind these days now that her debut film ‘Aadukalam’ managed to have a rich haul of 5 awards under the just-announced national awards category. The stunning Tapasee, though, has a regret: she earnestly feels that her work has been overlooked by the awards committee.
‘Vandhaan….’ pairs her opposite Jiiva, who is fresh from the success of his latest film “Ko’. The film is directed by R. Kannan, for whom it would be the third directorial venture after films like ‘Jeyamkondan’ and ‘Kandein Kaadhalai’. In order to get prepared for her character, Tapasee has been given training to hold a gun and shoot from it by a professional trainer.
“I felt very tensed when Kannan Sir told me that I’d have to learn to hold a gun and chase a person, holding the gun in my hands. As the training got underway, I realized that a fully-loaded gun isn’t fun to carry around. I was also asked to watch my skin and ensure that it doesn’t get entangled between the joints in the gun.
“With so much to concentrate on and focus my energies at, I found out that I had been forgetting the dialogues to be uttered by me. My role would be a very vibrant one in the first-half and in the second-half, it (the role) becomes serious and violent. I hunt for hired-killers to kill a person (in the film, though) but am not getting the right contacts. The ‘twist’ in the script in the second watch would give a jolt to the viewers even as they sit ‘carefully’ in their seats.
“I’m quite happy with the way my career has been progressing both in Tamil and in Telugu. I keep on praying to the Almighty to continue to shower His blessings onme,” says Tapasee, giving that killer-smile of hers.