64th National Film Awards 2017: Taapsee Pannu says she recognised Pink's potential long ago
Taapsee Panu played a victim of sexual abuse in Pink that won the Best Film on a Social Issue at the 64th National Film Awards 2017.
Mumbai: Actor Taapsee Pannu, who delivered a commendable performance in Pink - which has won the Best Film on Social Issues at the 64th National Film Awards - says she always knew the potential of the movie for recognition.
"I always believed this film has a potential to bag all possible recognitions on this planet and I'm happy the National Award jury validated my belief. A beautiful team effort that gets applauded. This film shall forever be etched in my memories," Taapsee said in a statement.
The Amitabh Bachchan-starrer, produced by Shoojit Sircar, raked up a discussion on crimes against women. "As an artist, it escalated me to greater heights and as a person it helped me strengthen my belief in my judgement," she added.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the courtroom drama is a contemporary youth-centric film with a strong socially relevant message about the choices young women of today make and about respecting those. The film also stars Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee.
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Income Tax officials on Wednesday conducted raids at the Mumbai residence of film-maker Anurag Kashyap, Pannu and film producer Vikas Bahl.
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Pannu, 33, and Kashyap, 48, both known to be outspoken in their views on a range of issues, were shooting in Pune on Wednesday and were understood to have been questioned by the tax sleuths
Income Tax officials said the searches are part of a tax evasion probe and conducted at about 20 locations in Mumbai and Pune.