‘Thappad would have run even longer and better had the coronavirus not been there.’
Photograph: Kind courtesy Taapsee Pannu/Instagram
With everyone in India in lockdown mode, just what is Taapsee Pannu doing to keep herself occupied?
“I have made kind of a timetable to keep myself occupied and to feel as though I am at work,” she tells Subhash K Jha.
How is the lockdown treating you?
I am fine.
I have found multiple things to do at home.
I have made kind of a timetable to keep myself occupied and to feel as though I am at work.
Is this a time of introspection and movie binging for you?
Introspection never left my life, but yes, movie binging is added to my schedule.
I am catching up on all the films that I was planning to see for months.
I want to finish the releases of 2019 that I didn’t watch.
Are you leading a self-disciplined work-regulated life at home?
Yes. I am reading pending scripts, brushing up my Tamil and Telugu skills and learning something new all the time.
Do you find yourself eating and sleeping more than you would have done otherwise?
More of sleeping, yes, but not eating more. I am eating the same.
IMAGE: Taapsee in Thappad.
Thappad is the last film that got away from the virus How do you feel about that?
Actually, not fully.
It would have run even longer and better had the coronavirus not been there.
Because the target audience of Thappad were the ones who started taking precautions against the virus first.
Which is likely to be your next release?
Haseen Dilruba. Only 10 days of shooting is left for that.
Your advice to your fans and followers on how to cope with the crisis?
Make a timetable, lead as disciplined a life at home as you would at your workplace because then work-obsessed people like me can definitely be at peace.