Actor Taapsee Pannu got angry at the paparazzi after they crammed her in and apparently asked her to talk about the late comedian Raju Srivastava. In a video shared by a paparazzo account on Instagram, Taapsee said, “Kya bolun (What should I say)?” The 58-year-old comedian died Wednesday after more than 40 days in hospital. (Also read | Taapsee Pannu castigates a journalist at an event: “The actors of Phir bolege ko tameez nahi hai”)
A person near Taapsee spoke of Raju’s death as several people blocked his way. Taapsee said, “(Indicating people to step aside and make their way) Aare bhai sahab, aap ek minute, aap ek minute. Aap hatiye, aap aese mat kariye, thoda hatiye, thoda hatiye, piche hatiye (Give (me a minute. Please step aside, don’t do that, move a bit, step back).” She then quickly moved away after saying “thank you.”
Reacting to the video, one person commented, “Where’s her security? Poor girl she even manages her security.” Another person said, “The woman is scared. A comment also read, “She’s getting cocky now.” An Instgaram user called Taapsee “Kangana (Ranaut) 2.0”.
Recently, Taapsee got angry at a paparazzo who said her movie Dobaaraa received negative reviews from critics. During the media interaction on the 2022 OTT Play Awards red carpet, Taapsee told People, “Chillao mat bhai, phir ye log bolege actors to tameez nahi hai (Don’t shout. Then you say actors have bad manners).” When a reporter asked Taapsee about the alleged “negative campaign” against Dobaaraa, she asked, “Kis film ke against nahi chalaya gaya (which film didn’t face it)?”
When the reporter tried to question her again, she said, “Aap mere baat ka jawab dijiye, main aapke sawal ka jawab de dungi. Kaunsi film ke saath nahi chalaya gaya? (You answer my question and I’ll answer yours. Tell me which movie didn’t face it)?” The person then said that critics had waged a negative campaign against Dobaaraa. To this, Taapsee replied : “Ek baar thoda sa homework kar lena question pooch lene se pehle (Please do your homework before asking a question).”
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dobaara is a sci-fi thriller based on the concept of time travel. The film stars Taapsee and Pavail Gulati in the lead roles. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the film is an official Hindi adaptation of Spanish thriller Mirage. Taapsee also has Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming Dunki alongside Shah Rukh Khan.