Actress Taapsee Pannu recently appeared on a popular show and made a few hard-hitting comments about noted Telugu director K Raghavendra Rao. She recalled being hit on the midriff with a coconut while shooting for ‘Jhummandi Naadam’ and said that she still does not know why the filmmaker felt that it would come across as sensuous.
“I don’t know what is so sensuous about hitting a girl on her midriff. But the director who has made over 100 films has launched Sridevi and Jayasudha. They were apparently hit by flowers and fruits on their midriff,” she added.
Moreover, the star stressed that there was a perception in the South that she can only essay glamorous characters on the big screen.
However, according to her, things changed once she did ‘Pink’ and ‘Naam Shabana’ Well, these are some strong words indeed and could create quite a buzz in the industry.
In case you did not know, Jhummandi Naadam’ was the first film of Taapsee’s career and featured her in the role of an NRI. Produced by Lakshmi Manchu, it also featured Manoj Manchu in the lead.
Interestingly, this is a busy time for Taapsee. She will soon be seen in ‘Anando Brahma’. Touted to be a horror comedy, it also features Vennela Kishore in the lead and will hit screens next month.
Besides this, she has ‘Judwaa 2’ in her kitty. In it, she well be seen alongside Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film is an action-comedy and has been directed by David Dhawan.