Remember her portrayal of an Anglo-Indian girl in her very first film in Tamil? Tapasee Pannu made many heads turn and won appreciation from critics and film-goers for her role in the film which eventually won for Dhanush his first-ever national award for ‘best actor’ besies helping director Vetrimaran winning his first national award for ‘best screenplay’ and ‘best director’.
After starring in Vandhaan Vendraan opposie Jiiva late last year, Tapasee followed Tamannaah and disappeared from Tamil films. Like Tamannaah, Tapasee is said to be very busy with her assignment of Telugu films. Though her Mogudu opposite Gopichand didn’t do as well as expected after it hit the screens late last year, she was noted for her skin-show in the film.
Mogudu is being dubbed into Tamil as Veerayya mainly on the strength of Tapasee’s glamourous skin-show in the film. She plays Aadhi’s heroine in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual film titled as Marandhaen Mannithaen in Tamil. She is also likely to have the theatrical release of her first-ever debut film in Bollywood soon in the form of Chashme Badhdhoor opposite Ali Jaffer.
Directed by popular film-maker David Dhawan, Chashme Badhdhoor is releasing in August. Howeer, it remains to be seen whether Tapasee, who is fluent in Hindi, does manage to gain a foothold in Hindi films. She is getting as many as Rs.60 lakhs per film in Telugu but it’s skeptical as to whether she would get the same adulation and fee in Bollywood.