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In a very happy state right now: Taapsee Pannu on having four films in 2018


After Dil Juunglee, that released in March, and Soorma, that hit the screens today (13 July), the actress has Mulk in August and Manmarziyaan in September.

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Keyur Seta

Actress Taapsee Pannu is on a roll. She had four releases last year – Running Shaadi, The Ghazi Attack, Naam Shabana and Judwaa 2. This year, too, the actress has quite a few films lined up for release.

Her first 2018 film Dil Juunglee. A romantic comedy written and directed by Aleya Sen, the film didn't do well at the box office.

Director Shaad Ali’s Soorma, a biopic on India's hockey star Sandeep Singh, released today (13 July). Pannu plays Harpreet, Singh's love interest in the film.

Next in line is Anubhav Sinha's Mulk. Pannu plays lawyer Aarti Mohammed fighting to bring justice to a Muslim family accused of anti-national deeds. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa and Ashutosh Rana and will be released on 3 August.

Mulk will be followed by Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan in which she is cast opposite actor Abhishek Bachchan. The film's shoot was wrapped up in April this year. The film is scheduled to be released on 7 September.

Pannu is set to share the big screen with Amitabh Bachchan for the second time. Pink (2016) had Bachchan play a lawyer to Pannu's Minal Arora, who is accused of attempt to murder and prostitution. Her next film with Bachchan, titled Badla, will be directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Badla is an official remake of the Spanish film Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest) which released theatrically in Spain in 2017. While the actress began shooting the film in June, it might hit the screens early next year.

During a recent media interaction, Pannu said she is happy despite being constantly weighed down with work. “I am just enjoying this moment of my life where I have really some kickass films coming up and already people are watching it. I feel I am in a very, very happy state right now. Nothing to complain. It has been more than 24 hours of travel to come here for just few hours but nothing to complain,” she said.

Pannu is now looking forward to the response her films will recieve. “I have worked really hard for these films yaar. So now I just want to sit back and enjoy. I just hope all of them are appreciated. 2018 is very critical. I am just keeping my fingers crossed,” she  added.

During the course of the interaction, the actress was asked how she spends her free time, she replied laughing, “There is no time to spend.”