Taapsee Pannu made her Bollywood debut with David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor in 2013 although, she was already ten films old down south. Four years later, she is featuring in another David Dhawan film, Judwaa 2 which is a remake of his original 1997 iconic film Judwaa.
Varun Dhawan will be seen playing the double roles of Raja and Prem, originally played by Salman Khan. It will also star Jacqueline Fernandez as Alishka played by Karisma Kapoor as Mala in the original film, and Taapsee Pannu as Samaira which was originally played by Rambha as Roopa.
Taapsee has recently opened up about how long it actually took her to persuade everyone that she is more than capable of doing a glamorous role.
“It’s a fun film. It’s about a lot of dancing. It has a lot of glamour. In the south, I started off as a glamorous girl. Here it took me three years to convince people that I can be glamorous enough to be part of Judwaa 2.” It’s just so funny that the two industries are so different,” she expressed.
The Chashme Baddoor actor then went on to speak about her character Samaira, “The girls’ characters have been totally revamped. I am with Prem but my character-sketch is not like Rambha’s. The scenes are different; the backdrop of the girl is different.”
“I’m very much of a modern NRI college girl who stays in London. Jacqueline has a different character-sketch and we both are totally opposite,” she shared.
“In my dressing, I’m probably chicer. Even in a glamorous film, they made me a college girl next door. So, I’m a glamorous girl next door this time. I can’t classify as Karisma Kapoor or Rambha,” the star continued.
The 30-year-old actor revealed the hard work that Varun put in to excel in playing both his characters. “I genuinely feel that Varun has worked really hard to get into the shoes of Prem and Raja. I could see the stress that he is taking to make sure he lives up to the expectations,” She vouched.
“It was in his head that he has to step into some really big shoes and he was pretty conscious about it. He was making sure he doesn’t leave any stone un-turned to get into the perfect character-sketch of Raja and Prem, and it should be distinct from each other,” Taapsee added.
The fun-filled Bollywood flick is set to hit the screens on September, 29. Watch the trailer here:
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