Actress Tapasee Pannu literally ‘hijacked’ the hearts of Tamil youths in the award-winning film ‘Aadukalam’, which was her debut and only film as on date. She played an Anglo-Indian girl in the film, a role which was first offered to Trisha who later walked out of the film citing ‘call-sheet’ problems. Dhanush won the national award for the ‘best actor’ for his portrayal of a commoner in ‘Aadukalam’.
Like ‘Aadukalam’, Tapasee assures that her upcoming film ‘Vanthaan Vendraan’ would also be a performance-oriented film. The film is being released in the State today. Directed by R. Kannan, who has made films like ‘Jeyamkondan’ and ‘Kandein Kaadhalai’, ‘Vanthaan Vendraan’ promises to be an emotional pot-boiler. Tapasee is paired opposite Jiiva, the happening hero of this year, in this film.
“I have spoken lengthy dialogues for the film. I play a rich girl who returns to India after having had her education abroad. I did find it difficult to reel off lengthy dialogues. My character undergoes several changes to become a ‘serious’ one towards the end of the film. I have tried to act in the film so fans shouldn’t be expecting a glamourous Tapasee in the film,” she reveals.
She also let out another secret when she confided that she was in the reckoning to play Suriya’s heroine in K.V. Anand’s ‘Maatraan’, a role which ultimately went to Kajal Aggarwal. “I spoke to Anand Sir about staring in the film and was expecting a positive feedback. I didn’t know what transpired latter but am aware that Kajal has bagged the heroine’s role. These things are not so unexpected in films.
“Suriya is likely to act for many more years to come; I shall also be acting for a few more years. I’m sure I’d get to pair up opposite Suriya in a film in the near future,” says Tapasee, who has recently signed up a Telugu film to play the lead role. The film is the Telugu remake of the Bollywood hit film ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ which starred Maddy and Kangna Ranaut in lead roles.