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Taapsee Pannu launches Rimanika Laxman's cartoon series Common Woman


Rimanika Laxman is the granddaughter of legendary cartoonist RK Laxman. The theme of the cartoons will be women's empowerment and agency in social, political and economic speheres.

Shriram Iyengar

Taapsee Pannu launched a new cartoon series, Common Woman, a concept by Rimanika Laxman, granddaughter of RK Laxman.

RK Laxman was a legendary cartoonist who was known for his wide range of caricatures that portrayed the struggles of the Common Man. The legacy is now being taken further with advent of Common Woman. The new series will look at a woman's perception of the various social issues in India and how she deals with it. The theme of the cartoons will be women's empowerment and agency in social, political and economic speheres.

Speaking about it, Taapsee said, "It was an honour to be a part of this historic launch. I was overwhelmed to know how the entire family of RK Lakshman sir felt it was apt to launch this new character by me. A very wonderful gathering amongst dignitaries and a memorable occasion to remember that people are associating me with the voice of a common woman. Rimanika had wonderful ideas about what ideologies will the common woman stand for. I can't wait to see her grow in this field and looking forward to seeing the common woman around more often."

Taapsee Pannu's rise in the Hindi film industry in the last year has been phenomenal. Her portrayal of strong female characters has certainly caught the attention of artists as well.

A familiar name in the South film industry, the actress' choice of films in Hindi cinema has made her a strong force to reckon with. Having worked in films like Pink (2016) and Naam Shabana (2017), Taapsee has become a leading face in women's empowerment and gender quality in the Hindi film fraternity.