Taapsee Pannu to play double role in Sia Jia
Taapsee Pannu has reportedly signed up for a film in Bhansali Productions. According to our sources, you will get a double dose of this talented actress. Taapsee is going to play a double role in this film titled ‘Sia Jia’.
Apparently, as the name suggests, Siya and Jia can be two characters and both of them will be played by Tapsee. According to sources, this film will be different from the other films of Bhansali Productions. But still a grand canvas is expected as usual. Who has been signed opposite Taapsee Pannu is not yet known?
Taapsee Pannu is on a roll post the success of her last film ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ that had her playing world’s oldest sharpshooter along with Bhumi Pednekar. She was also in news for her comment on the panel of International Film Festival of India where when she was asked to speak in Hindi because she is a Hindi actress, she said should she speak in Telugu and Tamil too considering she has done films in those languages too.
Always one to speak her mind, Taapsee recently said about the gender pay gap in Bollywood, “When I’m paid only 5% to 10% of my heroes, of course it bothers me. The success at the box office will make sure the next film I get paid a lot which is slowly moving towards equalizing that difference.
Rules are quite unfair, not just in our industry but maybe in every other industry. Because we are here, we see it more. But rules are different everywhere. And that’s what the fight is for, that’s what the struggle is right now, the whole issue of gender equality is that let’s make the rules equal. I’m not asking for an edge over them, I’m asking for equality.”
Busy with shooting for Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Thappad’, actress Taapsee Pannu has also been signed up for a film opposite Vikrant Massey. The two will work in Vinil Mathew’s romantic thriller.
A source was quoted in the report saying, “The makers thought a fresh pair would work in the film’s favour as it will keep the mystery element intact, since there will be no preconceived notions about them as a couple.”
The film will come six years after Vinil’s debut directorial, Parineeti Chopra-Sidharth Malhotra starrer ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’.