Taapsee Pannu is thankful that her name isn’t dragged in the Filmfare Awards controversy
The biggest awards function of Bollywood ‘Filmfare Awards’ concluded on February 15, in Guwahati, Assam with Gully Boy dominating the awards night. This year the awards ceremony created quite a storm on social media for many reasons, including lyrics Manoj Muntashir and Yami Gautam’s snubs, and more importantly, the ‘paid’ controversy over Gully Boy sweeping all the major awards. Winning 13 awards, Gully Boy thereby set a new record for being the only movie to win the most number of awards in a single year beating Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji starrer Black’s previous record of 11.
Taapsee Pannu who also won Best Actress (Critics Choice) award for portraying the septuagenarian sharpshooter Prakashi Tomar in the biopic Saand Ki Aankh has now reacted to the controversy.
Taapsee, being the candid person she is, says she is happy that her name wasn’t dragged in the controversy and adds that she is glad that she finally won an award after so many years in the industry.
At the recent music award show, the Manmarziyaan actor candidly said, “It took time but finally I got it. What do I say other than that? I was preparing my speech for it since 2016 and it was of no use. But this year I didn’t prepare a speech and that day I had to deliver the speech!”
Further talking about award controversy she said, “It is nice that, for a change, my name wasn’t dragged into the controversy. I am so used to it. I always get involved in some controversy or the other, but this time I wasn’t part of it. It means that most people were in agreement that I deserved the award, so I am thankful for that.”
The actress recently also had a befitting reply when she was called ‘the female Ayushmann Khurrana’ after winning the award. Congratulating the Badla actor, producer Tanujj Garg had wrote, “Congrats to the powerhouse @taapsee, humaare #Bollywood ki female Ayushmann Khurrana.”
Replying to this, Taapsee wrote, “What about calling me bollywood ki pehli Taapsee Pannu?”
What about calling me bollywood ki pehli Taapsee Pannu 💁🏻♀️
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 16, 2020
On the professional front, Taapsee will be seen next in Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad which is slated to release next week on February 28.